In my computer, there is only A and C drive!

July 8, 2011 at 09:52:07
Specs: Windows XP
How do I get my D:Drive back?!? help?

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#1
July 8, 2011 at 09:54:41
might want to tell what d: used to be as a start

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#2
July 8, 2011 at 09:55:18
I dont know, it was just a cd rom i guess?

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#3
July 8, 2011 at 09:57:20
I go into device manager and there are yellow "!'s" next to it and i cant fix it!

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#4
July 8, 2011 at 12:13:02
Right-click, select Uninstall, then reboot your computer. Is this a laptop or a desktop?

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#5
July 8, 2011 at 13:13:33
it is desktop, and how do i reboot my computer? does that just mean restart it?

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#6
July 8, 2011 at 13:21:51
I just tried that and it did not work:(

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#7
July 8, 2011 at 16:49:59
Did you UNINSTALL it first as Jennifer suggested?

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#8
July 8, 2011 at 20:03:37
"I go into device manager and there are yellow "!'s" next to it and i cant fix it!"

"Right-click..." on the entry with "yellow "!'s" next to it " "... select Uninstall, then reboot your computer "

Boot the computer = start it up, after it has not been running.

Reboot the computer = restart the operating system / the computer after it has been started up - for Windows you choose Restart.

If you have a fairly recent computer, your optical drive (CD or DVD drive) is probably not a CD-rom (only) drive. It's more likely to be a DVD-RW (burner) drive (reads and burns both CDs and DVDs).

"How do I get my D:Drive back?!? "

"I go into device manager and there are yellow "!'s" next to it and i cant fix it!"

Optical drives don't normally just not show up as a drive letter in Windows.

Some malware can hide drive letters, but it doesn't normally cause what you're seeing in Device Manager for the drive.
What you're seeing is probably caused either by a data cable or jumper problem, or by a software problem.

Have you been fiddling with connections of the drive inside the computer case ?

If it's an IDE drive, have you been fiddling with jumpers on the back of the drive, or on the back of another drive on the same IDE cable ?

Do you have more than one burning program installed that did not come with Windows ?
Sometimes more than one of those have a module that runs all the time that can clash with each other and cause your problem.


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