When I put a CD into the DVD Rom drive it no longer reads it - in fact when I go to My Computer the DVD Rom Drive is no longer listed. What I want to do is play a CD from the DVD-Rom Drive the way I used to and now it no longer works.
Make sure computer is powered down, best to unplug from wall outlet. Unplug power connection and data cable from optical drive (dvd-rom drive), then reconnect and power computer back up, see if optical drive is detected.
Hi - thanks for replying. I should have given more information. I solved the problem after many frustrating hours by simply going back to a restore point. The culprit was Quick Time Player - never put Apple software on an IBM machine. The sod changed all of the pointers!