So this is a new spin on the missing CD-Rom/DVD-rom from My Computer issue others have had in the past.
The problem: DVD-Rom and CD-Rom have seemingly gone missing from both Device Manager and My Computer on XP.
Here's where its strange though:
1. I know they are connected just fine because the computer during POST recognizes the drives and will boot from CDs if they are in their respective drives (for instance: Windows XP Setup).
2. There is no Upper or Lower filters in the registry to delete.
3. System Restore to a date prior to when the drives disappeared does nothing to rectify the problem.
I'm at a complete loss as to what the cause or the solution is.
If anyone has any ideas please don't be shy. This is making me crazy.