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CD drive not detected

\015 I have a Acer Aspire 5100 (runs Vista) and in the last few days the CD drive has disappeared. Where the disc used to 'Autoplay' instantly, it now doesn't and when you look in 'My Computer' it's no longer visable there - so you cant even do this manualy.\015\012\015\012The drive makes all the right noises when the disc is inserted for the first time , but then nothing else\015

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I think somehow you've turned your CD drive off in BIOS. Turn it on again (if you don't know how to do it, post yout BIOS version, I'll try to help. BIOS version shows somewhere on the screen when you just turn on your computer. For example "AwardBios v.XXXX)
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