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It appears that I have lost both my CD and DVD drives, apparently at the same time.

Neither shows up in Windoes Explorer. I went to the Device Manager and there was an exclamation mark next to both. Rebooting did not help. I uninstalled, then scanned for new hardware changes. Both drivers were installed and both indicated a problem with the installation, so there are still exclamation marks next to them.

I have an HP DVD drive that works via USB so I plugged that in. Windows XP Pro found the driver and installed it, however it also has an exclamation mark next to it.

I have done a virus check in case that is the cause of the problem, but have found nothing.

I am at a complete loss as to what is going on. I can't even reinstall the operating system because I do not have a CD drive.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers -

george
 

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