CD Drive disappeared in XP, visible in 2000.

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atia

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: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?
 
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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?
 

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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)
 
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