Cant find my optical drive on my computer Tags: Computer Optical Media Components Last response: December 28, 2010 5:16 PM in Components Share kallie December 4, 2010 8:10:41 PM Hello,can't find my drive More about : find optical drive computer | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove tecmo34 December 5, 2010 1:41:57 AM 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?? | Report abuse wa1 December 5, 2010 2:07:45 AM ^+1 We need more info here... | Report abuse kallie December 12, 2010 7:46:42 AM computer won't recognize it. Does not show up in my computer. | Report abuse Related ressources After installing SATA optical drive my computer cant POST - Forum Asus N55s: Removing optical drive ? - Forum What cables are needed for a optical drive - Forum Toms hardware optical drive - Forum Recommend a good optical drive ? - Forum Ask the community Publish tecmo34 December 12, 2010 11:47:28 AM 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. | Report abuse Mousemonkey December 12, 2010 4:05:51 PM If it's a IDE device then check the jumper setting as well. | Report abuse kallie December 27, 2010 9:36:15 PM I know where it is in my laptop, but can't find it to use it....need help | Report abuse kallie December 27, 2010 9:37:13 PM 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..... | Report abuse tecmo34 December 27, 2010 9:50:22 PM Have your tried formatting / fresh install of Windows?? | Report abuse kallie December 28, 2010 5:16:35 PM tecmo34 said:Have your tried formatting / fresh install of Windows?? as I am an old woman, how do I do that? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Cant find my optical drive on my computer> Related ressources: ForumCan\'t install operating system, optical drive won\'t spin up ForumIs it possible to power and use an optical drive from the HDD bay ForumNew Gaming Computer 2012? I can't find correct category for this Q, sorry. ForumInstall win 7 without optical drive ForumOptical drive disappears in windows 7 ForumComputer can't find 3tb hard- drive , so can't format drive ForumTrying to allow DMA on optical drive , please help. ForumI cant find my hard drive ForumCan I install an OS on a new build with an external optical drive ? ForumOptical drive problem, and other novice issues... Forum0x7B after loading the XP inst. from external optical drive ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumComputer doesn't start up correctly ForumComputer not working with new power supply Forum[Solved] I am going to buy a new computer. I will use photoshop on it and house hundreds More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !