|For others, I've found your previous post, here:|
Thanks for the feedback. It seems you've already covered most "software" things, except the Windows repair option.
How many CD drives have gone missing?
You mentioned "Send To" but can you see the CD drives in "Computer" (from start menu)?
When you did System Restore did it work properly, except that the drives issue was still the same?
Can you remember anything particular that you were doing just before the CD problem came along?
Was the registry cleaner run before the CD problem or afterwards?
If more than one CD drive is missing (and a floppy) then it is unlikely that two drives failed at the same time. It could however still be a hardware fault, in which case anything done with the software will either get you nowhere or make things worse.
What you really need to do is go into BIOS and see if the drives are showing there. That would tell us if the drives themselves were working and prove, or disprove, whether it was a Windows XP issue. If you don't know how to do this we need the exact make and model of your computer in order to assist properly.
If you end up doing a Repair Install, you would need a Windows XP disk. Here's the info (but delay that for now - it might be a hardware fault):
You've got three years on me LOL.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks