ramentaschen, on 10 November 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:
#1 - Can anyone tell me why my internal cd - rom drive isn't being seen by my computer as an available drive anymore? Right now I get around this by using an external Iomega cd rom drive that connects by USB port but up until a few years ago I could "see " and use both drives.
#2 - There must be some setting that allows multiple drives and I have that box unchecked.
#1 - Have you by chance set in Device Manager (for the CD-ROM's) the same Start/End Drive Letters, limiting to just a single letter? (don't have a USB CD, so unsure if that's how it works)
#2 - Huh??? Where did you "uncheck" such a box? I must misunderstand the phrasing - you left a "?" off of the sentence thus making it a statement of fact.
You COULD try disconnecting the USB CD, booting to SAFE mode, go to Device Manager, and removing both CD-ROM drives, reboot and see if the Internal one shows back up. Does it even SHOW in Safe Mode / Device Manager?
...AAAAAND also refer to Ponch' post above...
This post has been edited by submix8c: 13 November 2012 - 10:27 AM