I tried unplugging the IDE cable and plugging it back in, and i removed it in the Device Manager, rebooted, reinstalled. Still doesn't work. It has power, drawer opens and closes, it just won't recognise that there is a disc in there. In explorer if you double click on the drive i get a pop up asking to insert a disc. Has the drive simply died or is there something else i can try to bring it back to life?