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    rharris513 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 9, 2007, 08:09 PM
    My laptop doesn't recognize CD Rom drive either
    My Toshiba laptop doesn't recognize the CD Rom drive. When I insert a disc, the drive opens and closes. The lights flash, and I can hear the CD spinning. But there is no action on the screen. When I go to Control Panel or Windows Explorer - the CD Rom Drive does not show up. Just my C drive and A drive.

    I don't know how to check in the BIOS if the CD Rom drive is recognized.

    The CD Rom last worked Christmastime when I last played CD's. But now I'm trying to install a wireless card in the USB port and need to load the software via CD.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    phillysteakandcheese Posts: 973, Reputation: 356
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    Apr 10, 2007, 09:43 AM
    Is the drive detachable from the laptop? I'd suggest powering off the laptop, pulling out the drive, and then setting it back. Sometimes re-seating the device will re-enable it.

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