Very fast computer with raid 0 SSD's used to boot very quickly, but recently I tried to burn a disc but couldn't find the drive anywhere, device manager, show hidden devices, disk management, NO where could I find the drive... so I rebooted, bios saw it, and I booted to a Win7 setup disc, and everything seemed fine, so drive to me seems ok.. I tried switching sata ports to no avail.. I've removed any signs of upper or lower limits from the registry (I believe I only had a lowerlimit) and nothing! I've tried safe mode, selective startup, nothing helps...
I did do a bootlog and noticed that c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys failed to load. so I tried unplugging the drive completely, still same issue.. I've ran SFC /scannow with no luck, virus scans, seemingly everything, and still NO cd drive in windows.
Does anyone have anything I Can try????? I'm getting desperate cus I'd rather not format and reinstall, to me, that is the last resort.
Boot takes about 7 minutes--whereas before this issue it was 30 seconds from power on to browsing.