But I do!!! I can't find any way of accessing it though - is there some way of downloading a driver for it? I've scoured through the control panel but no luck finding a driver or a drive... Thanks for any help!
Go into Control Panel, double click System, click on Hardware, then click on Device Manager. This will give you a list of all the devices attached, so click on the DVD/CD drive bit (technical term. Keep up at the back) and it should open and tell you whether or not it's working and offer to troubleshoot.
Is it a new pc? If no, do what Nicholas suggests. If it is new you might need to download a driver.
I installed Windows 8 over a Windows 7 laptop and it didn't come with any cd/dvd driver. I haven't got the details with me at the moment, but I googled 'dvd driver windows 8' and found the least dodgy-looking download (please don't ask me to quantify that) and I can now use my cd drive again