I have a Dell Dimension 2350. Up until a couple a days ago the CD-Rom drive was working well, and now it is not showing up in the Device Manager nor is it showing up in my computer. However, when I put a cd in the drive, the drive light comes on, but the computer won't read from it.
I think the problem is that the connections may have come loose. I am hoping this is the case because I have a 200 gig drive that is connected to the cd-rom drive(the hard drive didn't have a place to connect to the drive, so I used the cd-rom and made the new drive a slave). I do not see the 200 gig drive either, so I am thinking the connection is loose.
Needless to say, I will be opening up my computer tomorrow to check the connections and replace the eide cable with one that has room for another drive.
Has anyone had this problem?