DVD drive Vanished

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Out of nowhere my internal cd/dvd drive has vanished.
I went to burn some tv shows I recorded thru media center last week
and I noticed the "burn" button was not where it always had been. I
have that drive set at auto run but puting in disc no longer triggers
the "open with" prompt either.
Go to "My Computer" and E:\ drive no longer there. Tried "RUN" E:  and
get "E:/ refers to a location unavailable blablabla". Go to device
manager and tried to see if driver is problem but it tells me driver
is in place and up to date.

Thats all I know to do as far as OS goes.
Anything else I can try before opening it up and checking internally?

This thing is only a little over a year old.

Dell Inspiron 537
Running Vista Home Premium 64bit
2 gig ram
Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.2 GHz 2.19 GHz

Re: DVD drive Vanished

On 08/17/2010 06:49 AM, PostMaster wrote:
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does the bios see it?

If not, either a cable is off

or the unit died entirely

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