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blulight58

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HI folks: I recently tried to install a new printer from the cdrom that came with it. I was told that my D: drive was inaccessable(moved or removed). I've looked for it in every way I know. Can someone tell me how to get it back? I'm somewhat new to computing so try not to get to technical please.
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Blu.
 
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Double click on "My Computer" and see what your CD-Rom is designated as. It will look similar to your Floppy icon and Hard drive icon, but will have a CD above it. If it is not there, then go to Control Panel, double-click System, select Device Manager tab at the top, and click the + sign to the left of CDROM. What is displayed there? Do you see any ? or ! symbols in there?

Come back to us with this info, as well as what Operating System you are using. Is this a CD-Rom, DVD, or CD-Writer?
 
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I would try unplugging your computer, taking the outter casing off and making sure the power cable and IDE cable are connected correctly. I know occassionally my burner will do that. I make sure the cords are connected, restart and it works.
 
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This from blulight58:

Hi Randy G. I've tried your suggestions with no luck. There is no hint of a cd rom ever being there. My operating system is Windows 98 and I'm looking for CD-rom. Thank you.
Blu.

Have you tried motocross95's suggestion?

In Device Manager, was there a device listed under "Unknown Device"?

When you boot your system up, you will usually notice the system recognising various devices, such as Processor, memory, Mouse, Keyboard, Hard drive, as well as Floppy and Cd-rom. Can you enter your Bios Setup during boot, and is your CD-rom listed there, or during the boot sequence?

You're not, by any chance, running under Safe Mode are you?
 
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