Cant find my optical drive on my computer

Hello,can't find my drive
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  1. Can you be more specific on your issue? Windows can't find/doesn't recognize it or you can't physically can't find it??
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    We need more info here...
  3. computer won't recognize it. Does not show up in my computer.
  4. I would verify the cable is connected / secured to the device & motherboard. If it has come loose, the PC won't recognize it. This can hold true if the cable is bad, as well. I would look at those two areas first before looking to replace the drive.
  5. If it's a IDE device then check the jumper setting as well.
  6. I know where it is in my laptop, but can't find it to use it....need help
  7. tecmo34 said:
    Can you be more specific on your issue? Windows can't find/doesn't recognize it or you can't physically can't find it??

    windows doesn't recognize it.....
  8. Have your tried formatting / fresh install of Windows??
  9. tecmo34 said:
    Have your tried formatting / fresh install of Windows??

    as I am an old woman, how do I do that?
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