N/APosted on - 09/28/2011
I have formatted my hard drive recently and installed windows xp sp2, during the installation , my computer gave an error and asked to use the default settings, the xp installation has been completed. But now the OS does not detect the CD drive, i am able to open/close the drive but the drive is not visible in the mycomputer / explorer windows. I am not able to view the contents of the drive. Please clarify?
CD drive is not detected after formatting
It may still be there but during installation, it must have been hidden somewhere. Go to Control Panel>Administration Tools>Computer Management>Disk Management. If they are there, assign new Letter drives for them. You can also look for them in the Device Management as unknown devices. You can also try to install/uninstall the drivers. When you start your computer, press F8 to go to Safe Mode. Open My Computer>Properties>Hardware>Device Manager> click the plus (+) sign next to CD/DVD. right click on each component and choose uninstall. Then restart the computer. When it starts again, the computer will recognize a new drive and automatically install it.