Computers hate me.
Well, technology in general hates me. I don't know why. Maybe I dropped a vacuum tube in a past life and all technology has sworn vengeance from that day forth. I'm not sure. But I do know that it lives to make me crazy.
My laptop is especially determined to drive me nuts. Last summer, it was the backspace key. This year? It's my missing CD/DVD drive, AKA the E drive.
I don't know what happened. I went to import a CD into my iTunes for the Girl. I opened iTunes, popped the CD in and....
Tried it again.
Okay, so now I'm curious. Why is nothing happening? I'm not computer savvy, but I know enough to look for the drive. It's gone.
How does a drive just disappear?
And how do I make it reappear? I mean, without having to shell out any cash to anyone?
The troubleshooting thingie tells me to reinstall. I can uninstall the drive, but I'm afraid if I do, I'll REALLY screw things up. Because I've found out that when I ask, "What's the worst that could happen?" I usually find out. And it's not pretty.
So if anyone knows if I can just uninstall and then reinstall, please let me know. Although, in the meantime, I'm pricing new laptops. This one is going to die - if nothing else, to spite me.
Wish I knew what I did. I'd apologize and then never, ever do it again.