When I start up my computer Windows XP sees my DVD drive, but as time goes on, at some point, it no longer detects the drive. If I reboot my machine, then my drive is detected again for some amount of time until it disappears again.
What could be the culprit here? How do I fix it?
Oh yes, and if it makes a difference the drive is an internal SATA drive.
EDIT: Another thing, the DVD drive still has power, I can open and close the drive, but it just isn't recognized.
EDIT: As per David Spillett's suggestion I have checked the error log, and I found an event saying: The device (my DVD drive) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal. Which seems to indicate that it might be a loose cable, When I have a chance, I will open up the computer and check the cables.