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Windows 7: My CD/ROM Drive keeps disappearing

08 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Same problem with same computer


I've recently installed win7 ultimate x64.
I also have inspiron 1545, and my dvd keeps disappearing.

I tried to install the intel driver mentioned above, and it became worse -> the dvd even had not appeared.
So i unistalled it, and now it reverts back to appear -> disappear.

Any assitance will be appreciated!!

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