Hello everyone! :) I had to reinstall WinXP about a week ago and everything went fine. The only thing is the CD drive is missing in my C drive and hardware device manager. I copied the following files from win 98 cd but that did not work this time. The files i copied were BTCDROM.SYS AND OAKCDROM.SYS BUT DID NOT COPY THE MSCDEX.EXE FILE AS IT ASKED ME IF WANTED TO OVERWRITE THE EXISTING FILE so left that as is. I am wondering if the best thing to do would be do download the CD driver from the internet as i don't have the software and of course i need to open the case and check brand and serial number. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Again thanks everyone for your help. I love this site!!