ok heres the thing, I recently ungraded my version of Windows 7, everything installed fine, and working great. I just recently wanted to install some drivers for my printer, so I put my disk in and my DVD drive does not recongnise it I checked my computer and I do not see a dvd, cd drive, so I looked inside to see that the IDE cable was not plugged in, ok so I turn the pc off and plug it in and I try to insert the disk again, and the disk just dosent get read, thats all kind of disks cd, dvd etc etc. So to test that my Drive is working correctly I restrt the computer and I attempted to boot from from a CD and it recongnised it fine. So Im guessing a reinstall of windows will do the trick? but I really want to avoid that see as I have installed loads of software and drivers I need. Does anybody know what the problem could be? and a workaround for this? thanks.