Can't find DVD ROM drive on laptop

  s99Raj 16:22 11 Oct 03

I have an IBM ThinkPad 570E with a DVD ROM drive which was working perfectly OK a couple of days ago. Now, although the D: drive icon is still there, it keeps coming up with drive not accessible. I've tried cleaning the head and tried different CDs but sill get the same error. Is it likely to be broken?


  hugh-265156 17:51 11 Oct 03

try restarting the computer and see if that helps or

uninstalling it from control panel/system device manager

restart the computer and windows should pick it up again and reinstall it again.

  hugh-265156 17:56 11 Oct 03

just re read your post not sure about laptops.

this normally works ok for desktops.sombody else will advise.sorry.

  s99Raj 18:08 11 Oct 03

Tried uninstalling and restarting - still comes up with D: is not accessible. I also tried updating the driver from Properties.

For some reason the Device Manager says its a CD ROM rather than a DVD ROM Drive. Should that matter?

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