As you can see from the picture attached, on the left-side there is only drive "C" and "E" - whereby on the right-side you'll see "C", "E" and below is "D".
If I inserted a CD/DVD in the drive caddy, nothing happens; cannot read anything from a media disc or a bootable disc.
I've tried in-fact plugged-in an external DVD drive...same story.
The DVD is MATSHITA DVD+-RW UJ8B1 ATA Device (from device manager info)
Some info of my lappy:
1. Kingston A400 SSD - 240gb
2. Western Digital 750gb
3. Windows 7 Pro
Any solution is needed.
Thanks in advance.
Solved! Go to Solution.
Yup, I format (scrape off the "bark") everything.
Actually what I see is after deleting the Matshita DVD drivers off from the System Device and restarting the laptop; I do see a glimpse of the CDRom in the left-side of the explorer.
The minute the program re-installing the Matshita drivers.... the "D" drive when missing; as per picture below.
Nope...all drivers are fine. I guess it's something to do with the bios; maybe.
Actually, I hate seeing the "exclaimation" marks in the System device.
My 1st priority in reinstalling/formatting a system is the device drivers.
The thing is....why I cannot see the DVD drive on the "left side" of the browser?
Will the system boot from the bootable disc you mentioned having?
If it won't, the drive is faulty - you have a hardware problem, not software. That isn't an unexpected event on a system that's approaching a decade old.
Yup...I have a "nifty thought" on this "maybe "faulty hardware.
I'll have to swap with my "old" latitude DVD drive with this XPS.
I'll update later.