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While dealing -- frustratingly -- with the annoying Sonic Update Manager, and still not having solved THAT problem, I seem to have lost access to my 16x DVD/RW Drive. And since I can't read off of it, I can't reinstall the driver from the installation cd that came with the computer. For the record, I find it really annoying, all this "trial", etc. software that they bundle with these computers now.

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Try CD Gone Patch

http://www.geekstogo...=download&id=15

Reboot
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Thanks, Keith, it worked! Not sure how or why, but it worked.
Now, about that Sonic Update Manager that Windows keeps looking for on reboot: I tried removing the two files mentioned in another post, via start-run-msconfig-startup, then remove two files (I can't recalll their names). It worked, except that i got a warning on reboot that said that Windows should start up with all files. I couldn't find anything on Sonic's website. I'd be happy to get rid of the whole thing -- is it "My DVD LE"?
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When you remove ticks from msconfig and reboot, you get a message with the option to tick, do not start the configuration utility

Very likely to be mydvd, the LE probably being light edition for bundles (of crepe)

http://www.sonic.com...consumer/mydvd/
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