[SOLVED] D:\ Gone and no CDROM in device manager? Please help!

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Shadow_555

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Ok,
I went to use a cd in my drive today to find that it wouldnt open (it already contains a cd), i then went to 'my computer' to try and click on D:\ , only to find it wasnt there????
So after reading up a bit i decided to check 'device manager' , however ther is no CDROM tab????
The cd drive is on (by luks of light which says a cd is in), but it seems to have disapeared, i even tried typing D:| in the explore bar, but it says
" D:\ is not accessable, the folder has been moved or removed"

Well i certainly havent removed it, is there any way to recover this?

Im on
Win 98SE
64mb Ram


Also when in my computer, instead of saying 'My Computer' in bottom right it says 'Deze Computer' and my workoffline messages and things have also been turned (i think) Dutch.

Could u help me please?
 

dai

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have a look in the bios and see if you can see it in there,if it is not showing there check the cable has not come loose,try another cable
 
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If you reboot and the bios doesn't find the cd-rom, check the cabling but remember that modern CD-roms tend to die in that way. If a new cable doesn't help it may be time to get another cd-rom

If you really want to get down and dirty try to change the cable your cd-rom is attached to and be sure to set it to master or slave (depending if there is another drive on the other ide cable) and see if you can make your system see it.

Good Luck
 

Shadow_555

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Well it decided to fix itself :D
Its fine now for some reason, it worked on like the 5th reset, werid, anywho thanks alot for ur feedback
 

~Candy~

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Sounds like a cable could be loose on it....I'd check it out if it happens again.
 
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