1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

CD Drive disappeared in XP, visible in 2000.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by atia, Feb 9, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. atia

    atia Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Messages:
    6
    :confused: I am experiencing this problem with my CD-R/W driver. I have windows XP and 2000 both installed on my system. The CD Drive is visible from windows 2000, but when i go to windows XP, i dont see the CD Drive there in My Computer. It used to be there earlier, but then it disappeared. Normally when some bad CD is inserted, it disappears ,but it appears again on restart. Now its not appearing altogether !!! I know that its driver is the cause. Will I need to download a driver for it ? What might be the reason? Howcome it is functioning okay in Windows 2000?
     
  2. Elvandil

    Elvandil

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    51,988
    Right-click My Computer, Manage. Click on Disk Management. Is your CD-ROM listed in the right pane with your other drives? What does it say about it (if anything)?

    What version of XP and what service pack level?
     
  3. atia

    atia Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Messages:
    6
    In the my computer's disk management tab, the cd rom is NOT listed with the other drives.
    Moreover when i right click my computer / properties/device management, there exists a yellow colored "!" with the cd rom. and removing or updating it doesnt make any difference.

    The version of xp professional that im using is Version 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp1.020828-1920:Service Pack 1)
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/328393

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice