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My disk driver disabled abruptely

  1. Sep 27, 2008 #1
    I have a problem about my disk driver:
    My CD disk driver doesn't appear in the "my computer" window. when i noted that error, I checked in driver manager but it didn't show any error. Then i got an idea to restart the computer and the disk driver appeared for a short time and re-disappeared suddenly after 4minutes.
    Is that a virus? Or is that a system problem? if it is a virus, i don't why my antivirus can't find it. I use AVG 8.00.
    Plz help me.
    In case u need to know, my OS is Windows Vista Premium.
    My computer is HP Pavilion dv6000 and the CD disk driver is "FIJITSU MHW2120BH ATA Device".
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  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2
    Perhaps a cable is loose inside? Is your driver up to date?
  4. Oct 22, 2008 #3
    AVG is not that great. To tell if it is a virus, try to boot off a bootable CD. If it works, then it is a virus, otherwise it is probably a bad drive or bad or loose cable.
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