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NO CD ROM DRIVE IN "MY COMPUTER"

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 3:11:06 AM

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I'm so desperate! It's been a few days that my cd rom/dvd icon in "My
Computer" desappears. I really don't know how: sometimes (but it is rare) it
comes back, but the next day when I start the pc it goes away again.
When I put a cd there, it does a few sounds, and than nothing. I'm so scared
that i'll do something wrong!

Please, please, someone help me:( (((((

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 3:21:02 AM

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AND YES, I have SP2. ANd an laptop Acer TravelMate 250 with Xp Home Edition.

"Sandra_Italy" wrote:

> I'm so desperate! It's been a few days that my cd rom/dvd icon in "My
> Computer" desappears. I really don't know how: sometimes (but it is rare) it
> comes back, but the next day when I start the pc it goes away again.
> When I put a cd there, it does a few sounds, and than nothing. I'm so scared
> that i'll do something wrong!
>
> Please, please, someone help me:( (((((
February 9, 2005 2:02:38 AM

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"Sandra_Italy" <Sandra_Italy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4DC572BF-13AE-448E-AD9C-0C4C27AAE676@microsoft.com...
> AND YES, I have SP2. ANd an laptop Acer TravelMate 250 with Xp Home
Edition.
>
> "Sandra_Italy" wrote:
>
> > I'm so desperate! It's been a few days that my cd rom/dvd icon in "My
> > Computer" desappears. I really don't know how: sometimes (but it is
rare) it
> > comes back, but the next day when I start the pc it goes away again.
> > When I put a cd there, it does a few sounds, and than nothing. I'm so
scared
> > that i'll do something wrong!
> >
> > Please, please, someone help me:( (((((
The problem sounds like the drive isn't always connected to the computer.
So, the first thing is to shutdown the computer and take the access panels
off.
Next, as a precaution, touch the case with your finger to discharge any
static electricity.
Now, remove the ribbon cable from the back of the drive and from the cpu
board.
Reinstall the cable at both ends making sure that you don't force anything.
The connectors are keyed such that you really must use significant force to
connect them back incorrectly.
Unplug and reinstall the power cable.
Now replace the access panels and start the computer.
Make certain that the BIOS sees the drive. If it doesn't, windows won't
either.
If you still have trouble with the drive, it is probably replacement time.

By the way, if you don't feel comfortable doing all this, take the computer
to a repair shop.

Jim
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Anonymous
February 9, 2005 5:09:03 AM

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It's a notebook, not a desktop computer...so i guess i can't do that

"Jim" wrote:

>
> "Sandra_Italy" <Sandra_Italy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:4DC572BF-13AE-448E-AD9C-0C4C27AAE676@microsoft.com...
> > AND YES, I have SP2. ANd an laptop Acer TravelMate 250 with Xp Home
> Edition.
> >
> > "Sandra_Italy" wrote:
> >
> > > I'm so desperate! It's been a few days that my cd rom/dvd icon in "My
> > > Computer" desappears. I really don't know how: sometimes (but it is
> rare) it
> > > comes back, but the next day when I start the pc it goes away again.
> > > When I put a cd there, it does a few sounds, and than nothing. I'm so
> scared
> > > that i'll do something wrong!
> > >
> > > Please, please, someone help me:( (((((
> The problem sounds like the drive isn't always connected to the computer.
> So, the first thing is to shutdown the computer and take the access panels
> off.
> Next, as a precaution, touch the case with your finger to discharge any
> static electricity.
> Now, remove the ribbon cable from the back of the drive and from the cpu
> board.
> Reinstall the cable at both ends making sure that you don't force anything.
> The connectors are keyed such that you really must use significant force to
> connect them back incorrectly.
> Unplug and reinstall the power cable.
> Now replace the access panels and start the computer.
> Make certain that the BIOS sees the drive. If it doesn't, windows won't
> either.
> If you still have trouble with the drive, it is probably replacement time.
>
> By the way, if you don't feel comfortable doing all this, take the computer
> to a repair shop.
>
> Jim
>
>
>
February 9, 2005 6:41:00 PM

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"Sandra_italy" <Sandra_italy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8FBEE52F-F65A-4610-B9FC-ADBA924FAB6F@microsoft.com...
> It's a notebook, not a desktop computer...so i guess i can't do that
Then take it to a repair shop. Your problem is most likely a bad drive.
Jim
>
> "Jim" wrote:
>
> >
> > "Sandra_Italy" <Sandra_Italy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4DC572BF-13AE-448E-AD9C-0C4C27AAE676@microsoft.com...
> > > AND YES, I have SP2. ANd an laptop Acer TravelMate 250 with Xp Home
> > Edition.
> > >
> > > "Sandra_Italy" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I'm so desperate! It's been a few days that my cd rom/dvd icon in
"My
> > > > Computer" desappears. I really don't know how: sometimes (but it is
> > rare) it
> > > > comes back, but the next day when I start the pc it goes away again.
> > > > When I put a cd there, it does a few sounds, and than nothing. I'm
so
> > scared
> > > > that i'll do something wrong!
> > > >
> > > > Please, please, someone help me:( (((((
> > The problem sounds like the drive isn't always connected to the
computer.
> > So, the first thing is to shutdown the computer and take the access
panels
> > off.
> > Next, as a precaution, touch the case with your finger to discharge any
> > static electricity.
> > Now, remove the ribbon cable from the back of the drive and from the cpu
> > board.
> > Reinstall the cable at both ends making sure that you don't force
anything.
> > The connectors are keyed such that you really must use significant force
to
> > connect them back incorrectly.
> > Unplug and reinstall the power cable.
> > Now replace the access panels and start the computer.
> > Make certain that the BIOS sees the drive. If it doesn't, windows won't
> > either.
> > If you still have trouble with the drive, it is probably replacement
time.
> >
> > By the way, if you don't feel comfortable doing all this, take the
computer
> > to a repair shop.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
> >
February 20, 2009 8:39:50 AM

i don't since when u have posted this problem, i just came thru. try few options hope these works, first option (hope u r computer savvry)
right click my computer and click manage
click disk management in storage option
right click the cd option in the right pane of the window
change the letter of the cd drive
close it
restart the machine

IN CASE THIS WONT HELP TRY THIS

go to run amd type gpedit.msc
go to user configuration
select administrative template
select windows components
select windows explorer
go to option which says hide these specified drives in my computer
right click go to properties
and check if it's configured
change it - close it- restart it
VOLA DRIVE IS BACK

CHAO
any more help write to me at rajeshkatyal10@gmail.com

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