Hey. My name is Emery, and I'm having a problem with my CD Rom drives. I have a Sony DRU-510A and an old Toshiba CR-RW (it's like 4 years old). The problem is that windows XP is telling me that my drivers are either missing or corrupted. I've only ever used the windows default drivers.
I've taken another CD Drive and plugged it in ... I get the same problems. I tried my drives in another computer, and they work fine, so I know it's not the drives.
I think I may have flipped a switch or something in the OS. Either that or I semi-fried my motherboard while playing with my hard drives.
The install is fairly brand-new. I was able to install several programs using my drives. I used to have win98, but I went out and bought a new drive and OS. I unhooked my old drive and made my computer nice.
Then I swapped hard drives, effectively going back to win98 so I could transfer my files (I burned them to CD using my burners). When it was clean, I did an FDISK on the entire drive, then switched back to XP, hooking up the old HD as a slave.
It was a few days after that that I noticed my CDs not working. They don't show up in my computer, and they do show up with yellow exclamations under device manager (drivers are either missing or corrupted).
I have tried uninstalling and removing the drivers, but they always come back as corrupted.
In win98 I would have extracted files from a cab. I imagine there's soemthing similar for XP, but I'm having a real hard time finding the file name on the web. Can someone help me? Or do I have to reinstall my OS. And if I do that, will it preserve my settings like 98 did?