Answer by jadtechnic · Jul 30, 2012 at 09:55 AM
your CD/dvd drive is missing from the computer ???
ok which one of us took it come on fess up !!!
oh its windows that explains it, it has to do with there new pay to play your bank ran out of money and so they repossesed it ..
Answer by robey · Jul 30, 2012 at 08:28 AM
I'm guessing you are using Windows? which version?
Check Device Manager and see if it there. Right-Click on My Computer > Manage in the left column, click Device Manager. in the right window is there anything listed under "DVD/CD Drives"
Answer by geekomatic · Jul 30, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Assuming it's a desktop & not a laptop~
go back into "My Computer" & highlight the drives- then go to the top & click "uninstall"'. Say yes" when it asks if you're sure. Shutdown.
Open the side of the case & see if the cables are fully plugged in. In fact, if it's possible to swap to a different free port, do that too (couldn't hurt). That'll eliminate the variable of the port- but not a bad cable- that would be done next if this didn't work- okay?
Restart the PC & see if the drive is now functioning. If not there are two things to try- swap for a different data cable as well as running sfc.exe /scannow at a command prompt. On the off chance it's a disk error, there's also chkdsk /f at a command prompt. Be sure to right-click command prompt & choose to run as administrator. See how you go?