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Lenovo SL500 Laptop DVD Drive Disappears from My Computer

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I have a 9 month old Lenovo SL500 laptop from a client.  It seems that the DVD Drive will disappear at odd times from My Computer, hence you can not see an optical drive on the laptop at all.
When I open Device Manager it is also NOT listed as a DVD/CD-ROM drive.  That group is not there.

however if I Scan for hardware changes it comes back and works fine.
Does anyone know why this would happen?  I thought it was a hardware issue, but the drive reads discs fine once Windows finds it.

I am presuming it is more software related now than hardware!
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