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"My Computer" Doesn't Recognize CD-ROM Drive

by tsunami123 / January 11, 2006 10:00 AM PST

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!

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Try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 11, 2006 10:33 AM PST

Pick an article from when you type in...



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Looks Like This May Work
by tsunami123 / January 11, 2006 12:43 PM PST
In reply to: Try the usual.

Hi Bob - Didn't know that this solution was "the usual," but it looks like it just might work. "The solution" looks pretty involved, so I'm going to give it a shot tomorrow when my brain is a little fresher. Thanks for taking the time to forward a potential fix. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Will let you know what happens...

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