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The E drive on my Dell 1520 Inspiron is missing

\015 I am trying to play a CD - I can hear the CD start humming, and it can't start because there's no E drive. How do I get it back? My system uses Vista\015

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Getting the drive letter back is easy, but how do you know that that's the problem? Most likely the CD drivers have been stepped on by another program and it'll take a registry modification to clear it. Check Start, control panel, device manager. If there's a red check mark through the device then the registry tweak is in order. If there's a yellow check mark, uninstall the device, reboot the machine and let Vista reinstall it. I can help you with the registry tweak if that is necessary.
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