My DVD drive and floppy have stopped working. I fitted the floppy drive because people still give me files on floppy disks). They were working fine a couple of days ago. Windows reports that the devices are working. However, I can't access them in Windows Explorer and they don't respond to any disks I insert in them. The only thing I can think of that might have affected them is that I changed some entries in the Startup files recently (using Spybot) because several unwanted programs were starting. I'd be grateful for any suggestions...
Thanks for your suggestions. However, the DVD drive uses a SATA connector, and uses completely different cables to the floppy drive. They both show up in the BIOS. They were both working a couple of days ago and appear to have stopped working at the same time. There is a system restore point, but my computer says is cannot restore the system.
I've reviewed the changes I made to the startup items and I can't see anythiong there that could account for the problem, so perhaps that is not the issue. I last used the DVD drive about a week ago now. I'd be grateful for any suggestions as to what else might have caused the problem.
Two things I would try 1 try system restore in safe mode 'I have just had to do this',restore to a time before the spybot thing 2 in device manager uninstall them and reboot windows should pick them up again