lost my dvd-rw drive

  mik61ish 19:41 27 Jan 09

Since I installed DVD Flick and ConvertXtoDVD yesterday I have lost my DVD-RW drive, I have uninstalled both progammes but still won't recocognize a disc that I put into the drive etc so I can't burn any disc's at the moment! or eraze a DVD-RW

  MAJ 19:54 27 Jan 09

Operating System?
Is the drive shown in My Computer or Device Manager?

  mik61ish 20:00 27 Jan 09

Sorry XP Home and yes you can see DVD-RW Drive (I:) my computer

  MAJ 20:02 27 Jan 09

Try this click here mik61ish.

  mik61ish 20:30 27 Jan 09

Thanks MAJ tried that, it diddn't work!

  MAJ 20:33 27 Jan 09

A system Restore to before you installed the programs might work.

  mik61ish 20:37 27 Jan 09

Hey MAJ I tried that twice before posting will try again though might remove the drive and try in another PC

  MAJ 20:40 27 Jan 09

That was my next suggestion, mik61ish, it could be a coincidence that the drive died just as you installed the programs. It has to be ruled out at least.

  mik61ish 21:51 30 Jan 09

I have replaced my DVD-RW as the Pioneer DVD 105 a had stopped working I replaced it with a HP Lightscribe and now its taking about 5 minutes to boot up I have removed the Nero incd etc from start up (msconfig) but it takes ages to start up now?

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