hello,i have turned my pc on tonight and i have problems,my cd drive and dvd drive are not showing in my computer,in device manager it shows a yellow ex mark next to them.i also am unable to do a system restore,it wont allow me to.all was fine last night,i removed and reinstalled nero 5,then made a picture cd,i then tried to play a game,i got "far cry "game with a graphics card last weekend,it did not work so i went bact to the shop and they opened up anpther graphics card and replaced the game,i then tried to install it last night and it was the same problem as the first card,it just did not register,i tried it in both of my drives,today i have no drives,device manager says driver problems but i dont have any drivers,i bought both drives new,i have tried ad aware,spybot and spyware blaster,i have also tried the cable to see if it was loose,any suggestions please. win xp pro xp2500+,msi kt4 board,40gig maxtor 9,256 ram x 2,msi crm52 cdrw and lg dvd rom.
i have not done a virus check yet i will try. woodchip,i thought of putting one as a slave to my hard drive but i hate unplugging everything to get into the pc (again)i am overdue a clean install anyway,i was going to do it at the weekend but i need to get some things onto cd before i do,so if i can get one going i will be ok,i will need it working for the fresh install anyway
yes i have tried that twice,i get the baloons telling me that the 2 drives are being installed but when i go into device manager they have the yellow ex,it says the driver may be corrupt or missing (code 39)
Try removing the secondary ide channel in the device manager and re-boot. Check in the properties first to see if the ide channel is enabled. Have you installed the latest motherboard drivers Via Ali etc...