|Un-installing the CD/ DVD drive in Device Manager usually DOES NOT delete the drivers for it. |
They will be re-installed again while loading Windows the next time you boot the computer in most cases, if there's nothing wrong with the drive.
Were you having problems with the drive ?
If it's new enough to have had Vista on it originally, the drivers are generic and are built into Windows.
If it's an really OLD laptop, it MIGHT need specific drivers.
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.