Friday, April 20, 2012

The Case of the Missing E Drive

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....

nothing happened.

Tried it again.

Nothing happened.

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.


Anonymous said...

FYI - computers aren't the only ones who hate you.



Kim said...

Bunneh!!!! **tackls hugs**