guys my DVD drive(G:) icon disappears from "my computer" frequently. I need to restart my system to bring it back. But soon, it disappears again. I tried reinstalling windows but its of no use. In fact, the option disappears also from "device manager". What to do guys. Plz help....
DVD drive icon disappears frequently...(7 posts)
The fact that it reappears after a restart would suggest that there is some process that disables it. You have to observe it and see whether you run a particular program just prior to it disappearing. That will be a tough one to find given that there are always a gezillion processes active.
For a test, you could disable all the start-up programs. Many times it is one of those - especially the security programs.
No, no. Your system will not crash. You can disable them in msconfig (type msconfig into start/search and hit Enter) - but easier is to use this program: http://www.winpatrol.com/
PS: most startups are really not needed there. I disabled most of mine. The only one to really keep is the security program(s) and whatever you explicitely want. See my list - and there are still a few that could go:
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