If the icon doesn't show (where?) probably the drive is disabled in the BIOS, has no power or is broken.
- What does Device Manager say?
- Does an external drive work?
Most likely replacing the drive is the way to go. But in the more improbable case it is a setting in Windows that won't help. Then a clean install of the OS might be the easiest solution.
Before buying a new drive, try an old one that works in another PC. That's what a repair shop would do. They have a supply of working spares for testing.
we have a problem with our comppaq presario v3000
our dvd rom icon does not show bt our dvd room are in good order ad other software to .we cannot use our dvd room in loading software and also multi media presentation our o.s windows 7
from: crisologo saavedra