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CD-ROM not being seen by Windows

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I'm working with an older Dell system running on Windows ME. Windows refuses to recognize that there is a CD-ROM drive connected to the PC. There is nothing in the Device Manager. The drive itself is definitely getting power (lights flash, opens/closes, ETC), and I reseated the connection it had to the motherboard last night.

I'm drawing a blank on what the problem could be. I'm sure its something simple I've overlooked.

Thank you for your time and help in resolving this.
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Randomname: Try this. Go into Device Manager, open the CD/CDRW drive entry and right click on each one. Choose Uninstall. Restart your computer and see if they are now recognized. If that doesn't work, then try the next steps.
If you have a spare IDE cable, replace it .
Check the back of the drives to see that they are configured either Cable Select or Master/Slave.
Read the first post...where Randomname01 states
There is nothing in the Device Manager
By the way..same problem here win98se....have googled,searched,forums,driver sites,windows knowledge base....Nooo luck
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