hi all, my pc does not see my cd-rw anymore does this mean it is on its way out?

try reinstalling the drivers

That is, remove the entry for the burner from device manager (Control Panel->System->Hardware tab), reboot, and hopefully Windows will reinstall it for you.

If this fails to help, then you may want to try the drive in another PC to make sure it is dying.

Also, do you have lots of burning software installed on your machine?

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