lost my cdrom/ writer on install

  nobbyhigo 21:19 05 Jan 05

i tried to do a clean install with xp pro , i had 98 on and i have noticed that all my program flies and the like are still there even a folder with 98 it looks like i have put the two together its running slow and when i booted i had lost my cd rom and writer with the yellow question marks in device manager and now i would like to format the bloody lot and start over only how to , with no cd drives
regards Pat

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