Why doesn't windows detect my cd and cd writer drive in My Computer?

Question

my cd drive and cd wirter drive do not detect in windows when i click on my computer, but they are detected on bootup and in bios they both are there? how can i get them back in windows? is there anything i need to check?

thankyou

Answer

This question was answered on August 1, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Re-install the drive, windows will pick up the new hardware and recognize it and it should show on My Computer.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on August 1, 2003