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My Toshiba Satelite laptop with Vista constantly looses the CD/DVD drive.. If I reboot it comes back, but as soon as I put a cd in the drive, it disapears again ..It will not load anything from the drive ...


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Hi there.
This is a common problem with vista loosing the CD/DVD drives.
Do this >>>>>> right click on "computer" and select "manage" from the sub menu, then select "device manager" from the left hand side, it will generate a list of devices, look down the list for CD/DVD and click on the + icon next to it, from the drop down list right click and uninstall, restart the PC and let vista re-install the drivers for you, then try to use the CD/DVD.
If this does not work please post back.

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