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.
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 MrFixit – 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.