I actually have two questions for you guys. First off - my TDK DVD-R 880N external drive lately has not been recognized. I've looked up problems with this and found people with similar problems. I have no idea why it would all of the sudden stop working. I remember I was trying to burn a CD one day in Itunes, and it said that it wouldn't burn. Luckily enough, when my Dad bought this computer it already came with a pretty decent internal CD burner, so I can still burn CD's from that, but I really would like to backup some of my files with DVD-R's (not a million little blank 700 meg CD-R's). My TDK burner is connected through a Firewire Port (which has 3 slots for firewires) that I installed myself a while back. I know that these slots are working, because I am able to capture video from my camera using all 3 slots (which is the reason I bought the firewire-card in the first place - video editing). It just so happens that I had two free slots, and burning CD's and DVD's would be a whole lot faster through firewire ports with my external burner driver. Whenver I plug and unplug the burner from the ports, I hear the "bloo-bloop!" sound from my computer (meaning something has either been connected or disconnected), but yet it fails to recognize the burner. The little green light on the burner also turns on and off at this moment. Moreover, to save you guys time - I do not have the original disc for the burner. I have also tried to use the burner like I used to use it - through USB ports - and it pretty much does the same thing it was doing with the Firewire ports. I have the cables to use either one - but I prefer firewire. Is there anyway you guys could help me fix this???
Also - my second question - I have two drives on my computer. My C-Drive with 8.79 gigs and my D-Storage Drive with 65.7 gigs. Like I said - my father got this computer - he bought it from the computer technician at his work, so it's a pretty cool computer with blue and red lights coming out of this plastic-see-through-box. Well the thing about it is, The C-Drive is supposed to have 8.79 gigs, but it really only has like a Gig and a half, which is most of the time full for me. The D-Drive is really only a Storage drive, meaning It's hard for me to run most programs from it, as they want to automatically install to the C-drive. I've found ways around this problem like making my own "Program Files" folder in the D-Storage Drive. But both of these drives are becomming full for me. I am a music lover and have tons of my CD's on my D-Drive. My question is -- Is it possible to reformat one drive on your computer without the XP Disc? I would love to format my C-Drive so that I may finally have the right amount of space so that I can actually play games and run real programs. I believe I was able to look up the XP serial number in System Info. And as I've said, I do not have the original XP Disc with me. I am using an NTFS formatted drive currently for the C-Drive / My Computer. If you guys could help me with these two things I would greatly appreciate it. It's hard to download anything without having to delete something I really needed. (And yes - I ask both things because I was going to backup my music files on DVD-R discs, so that I could try and have more space on both drives, but my C-Drive really only has picture files and documents on it, and it has barely any space ----- even the program files section is pretty empty - it's almost as if my C-Drive has no space on it at all even though it's telling me that it's supposed to have 8.79)
PLEASE HELP !!!!!
Thank You Sincerely in Advance,