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CD drive disappeares in Windows explorer

By BDSMan ·
Windows 2000 Pro w/SP3 running on Dell Optiplex GX150 and connected to Novell network via Ethernet. Approx 3 weeks ago CD Rom drive that used to show up in Explorer as disappeared. Drive, cable, motherboard IDE port all checked out good. All network drives show up OK. (Same user Login on duplicate workstation shows all drives and CD Rom OK. Therefore no network policies or restrictions to block drives.) Workstation only login shows only A: and C:. BIOS sees CD Rom Drive, Device manager also sees CD Rom drive. Windows 2000 Pro Explorer does NOT show drive. ANY helpful hints or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all.

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by omie In reply to CD drive disappeares in W ...

Go to "administrative tools" then "Computer manangement", then select "disk management". Look for the cdrom drive that you have and right click and assign a drive letter to it.
The other thing is it won't harm if you install SP 4 for your OS

If you are pressed to solve the problem , call up Dell. They have a good tech support .

Good Luck

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by BDSMan In reply to CD drive disappeares in W ...

The CD Rom also does not show up under
"administrative tools" then "Computer manangement", "disk management". If there is no CD Rom here then there is NO way I can even change a drive letter or assign a drive letter to it.

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