My CD and DVD writer no longer register as drives when I open My Computer. I've tried to restore lost Windows files by running sfc /scannow but continue to receive an error message claiming that the version of Windows from which I am trying to read from in the CD drive is not the one originally installed.
I have tried a Systems Restore but it will not restore to an earlier date.
F8 at start-up produces no result nor does trying to activate Norton Go Back systems restore.
However the system is reading my flash driver.
1) How can I restore my CD drive?
2) If I am not able to restore the drive,can i re-install Windows XP pro - and how, when the computer does not recognise a CD drive?
I have a Sony Vaio 512 RAM; 80GB hard drive and run Windows XP Pro. I have an external hard drive - backing up isn't a problem - it's accessing the system to restore Windows XP pro.
Is there a boot-up disk I cd use via the floppy drive?