Computers and Software : How to "reinstall" my cd/dvd drive which vanished as hardware?

How to "reinstall" my cd/dvd drive which vanished as hardware?

my installed cd/dvd no longer displays as E-drive. Device manager doesn't show it. as recently as last week my sysytem showed it installed. Today, gone.

I uninstalled the driver during a troubleshooting step, but upon restart the system did not reinstall the device.

any thoughts on how to solve this?

HP laptop/ windows 10
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