Driver installation caused DVDdrive to vanish

Hewlett-packard / A520n
April 13, 2011 at 09:52:05
Specs: Windows XP - SP3, AMD Athlon/448MB
This morning my pc informed me it had just recovered from a serious error, which I duly reported to MS. It informed me the problem could be solved by going to NVidia (link) to download a new driver (NVENET.SYS). I followed the link and clicked on the only one shown. In the process, I was told that I would be replacing 5 drivers, including an IDE driver. Assuming this was what was needed, I proceeded with the process until completed, restarted my PC and now I cannot find my DVD drive. The button doesn't open it, and it is not recognized in "my PC", altho' all else is shown, (C-Drive, CD drive, floppy, D-Drive, etc.). I'm not really certain it was caused by the drivers, as I did not check it after learning of the "serious error", but just proceeded with the download. This is my first experience with drivers, and I don't have a clue where to go or what to do next. Could anyone advise?

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April 13, 2011 at 12:26:08
Either roll back the driver or do a restore point. Then you may need to be careful about the way updates are installed. It is never easy to figure out this stuff.

I have had to do clean installs and then update to the current drivers and bypass all the intermediate drivers.

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April 13, 2011 at 13:09:15
Hey, thanks Jefro, I did a System Restore back to yesterday, and when it came back on again, it said that it could not be restored to that point. HOWEVER, just for fun, I tried the button for my DVD drive, and BINGO! It worked! I checked in "my PC" and it is displayed again! It may have been the fact that it required restarting again, or whatever, but I'm happy!
Thanks for replying so quickly. I'm grateful!

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