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cd rom drive not showing in device manager

by djcs54 / August 23, 2006 11:38 AM PDT

I have a Dell Precision 340, P4 x86, 2G, 256k with 10G harddrive running windows 2000. I have a cdrom and a cdrw installed and they were working fine. I did notice every once in a while in windows explorer the drive letters would flicker, (showing a file folder for a split second) so I would restart the computer and then they were fine. Same thing happened again and I restarted the computer and now they do not show up at all. I rebooted and went in to BIOS and it shows that the cdrom is not installed. Everything else is working fine. I just do not have my cd roms showing up in the device manager or showing as installed in BIOS. Could it be the IDE cable?

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(NT) (NT) Or a dying drive.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 12:06 PM PDT
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Thanks for quick answer.
by djcs54 / August 26, 2006 7:53 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Or a dying drive.

I figured it out, it was the cable. Switched for one an old computer that I know was working fine. Should have done that before posting.

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