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I had an old Toshiba CD-ROM drive that all-of-sudden wasn't being recognized by "My Computer" on my PC. I decided to purchase a new ASUS CD-ROM Drive, only to discover I've got the same problem. I've checked all of the connections and they appear to be intact. My PC acknowledges that the hardware is attached with the proper drivers, but it still doesn't "see it." I've spent the entire afternoon looking for possible solutions on the Internet. Most suggestions are way too complex. I don't want to start fooling around with the BIOS, etc., if it's not necessary. Seems to me that it has to be something fairly simple because the CD-ROM was working fine when my PC suddennly stopped recognizing. Any sugggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!