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!