cd rom drive disappears under xp

  TonyF 11:00 07 Feb 04
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Hi, A friend has a laptop with xp installed. The cd rom drive will show under explorer, my computer etc sometimes - then disappears. I remember reading about this in a pc advisor help page which suggested a register edit. I can no longer find the magazine with the article in. Can anybody remember the magazine date or remember the article's advise. Thanks in advance

  Stuartli 15:13 07 Feb 04

If it shows up in Device Manager, most likely when in Safe Mode, then the answer is almost certainly that the IDE cables and leads have not been inserted properly or have come out.

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