Primary IDE has 40gb as master, 60gb as slave. Secondary IDE has DVD burner as master and DVD rom as slave. Also has a six-in-one card reader.
All working fine up until a couple of weeks ago. Now “My Computer” shows no CD/DVD drives but if a CD or a DVD is inserted in to either of the optical drives it shows up in “My Computer” as H:\ removable drive “compact flash” or I:\ removable drive “Secure Digital”.
These drives used to be F: and G: The BIOS detects them as Secondary Master and Secondary Slave.
bremner Device manager for the CD drives show up as H: and I: I tried to change them back to F: and G: but it didn't work. The Card Reader is connected via USB. Device Manager and My Computer also show an F: and G: drive as removable drives. But when you click on either of them it gives an error message. "Not accessible"
bremner, I thought it was a Windows problem as well so I tried sfc and got loads of .ocx files as corrupted or missing. When I tried the "Restore from" Win 98SE disc they weren't found, so I assumed they were not Windows problems. So where do .ocx files get restored from?
"I would uninstall them all in Device Manager and reboot the machine and let 98 pick them all back up again." Good idea. will give that a go as well.