CD/DVD not showing up in 'my computer'

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Chores Posts 1 Registration date Saturday August 3, 2013 Status Member Last seen August 3, 2013 - Aug 3, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 - Aug 3, 2013 at 04:27 PM
And all of a sudden I lost my CD/DVD in 'my computer'

The device shows up when starting my pc up and in the BIOS/CMOS but does NOT show up in device manager nor in Computer Management.

There are no filters to be deleted in the relevant registry entry.

Under the dos -prompt, in the volume list, the device doesn't show when there is a cd in the drive.

I replaced the actual piece of equipment (3 times), the power pack and all the cables, but still no change.

Have I inadvertently 'disabled' something in the BIOS/CMOS set up I shouldn't have ?

Running XP Pro SP3

An urgent reply would be appreciated (preferably in plain english as I'm not a pc geek)
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen September 1, 2021 11,232
Aug 3, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Hello

Have you tried reinstalling the most updated driver?
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