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    I have a problem with my admin PC.
    A little while ago the DVD drive disappeared from the system. It just couldn't be seen. After a couple of reboots it appeared again and was usable. It then disappeared completely. Assuming that it was a faulty drive I replaced it with a nice shiny new one. This had been working fine for few weeks, then started being a bit erratic and has now disappeared completely again.
    Can anyone shed any light on what might be causing this?

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    fist i would check the ide channel on the motherboard.
    second does it disappear completely from the BIOS as well or just windows?

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    Have you tried changing the IDE or SATA cable between the DVD drive and the motherboard?

    And when the DVD drive disappears from My Computer, can you still physically eject a disc from the drive?

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    The drive dissappears completely. I've just checked the BIOS and it's not in there. I haven't tried a new IDE cable yet. I'll will try that later when I have a bit more time. Machine won't even eject, as if no power were going to it.

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    I have just put a new IDE cable in and it's working fine again. Thanks for you help.:-)

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