Several of my customers have had their Optical Drive (CD/DVD) disappear from their My Computer after uninstalling or installing a program. It can also be caused by some virii so be aware.
Most of the time, its old left-over registry entries by the programs that remain after removal that cause the problem.
To fix this follow these steps:
- Go to Start button (lower left hand corner), go to RUN, type REGEDIT
- Navigate to
- Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Keys.
Restart your system and you should see the drive. You may be prompted to reinstall it upon start-up.