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The case of the missing DVD drive

And how I solved it, of course!
With the online community all a-buzz with Google Plus or Google + and the love-hate comments about Gmail’s new user interface, and also finally deciding to use Tweetdeck because I explored it when Prerna was worrying about why it was down, (okay, I’d better break this sentence right here!) – I’ve been getting my innards in a twist over why my DVD drive disappeared from my computer. 
Hello, is there anybody in there?

Later, some intense research revealed that most people who upgraded to Windows 7 had this problem – something to do with previously installed hardware synchronization with the new operating system. Well – I read some really mind-boggling solutions that involved playing with the Registry, which I was obvious loath to do, what with Ravi out somewhere on holiday. 

The worst thing is when you start something and get stuck and have no one to turn to. The forums online are of course extremely helpful; however, since there are no real time answers unless you’re chatting with someone, it can really freak you out.

So instead of panicking I continued to trawl the net – and in a flash of enlightenment, decided to dig the Microsoft support site. I recalled that I had once had a problem with Microsoft Word and also remembered downloading a little program that resolved the whole thing in minutes. Naturally, I couldn’t remember the exact name of the fix. Yes, I said fix – and still didn’t relate it with the solution. Sigh.

Happily, I found Mr Fixit – the right Mr Fixit to solve the problem of the missing DVD drive. What a relief not looking at all those registry keys and twiddling them!

Mission accomplished with Fixit.


So the next time there’s a problem, it is worthwhile looking at this
Fixit chappie. Easy does it.
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Vidya

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Farila
    July 2, 2011 at 5:34 am

    You could have asked me LOL.. I do all sort of Fixits on my computer most of the time.

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