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I Need a Tech experts help with cd r-rw / dvd / floppy drive problem

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I'm running an Athlon with windows XP home. Everything was working ok for a long time, over a year and all of a sudden when I put a disk in either the cd-r/rw or dvd drives, it doesn't show what is on the disk just a blank page opens. The drives do spin like they are working. With the floppy drive, I put in a disk I have used before or any disk with contents on it and it says the disk in drive A is not formated, do you want to format it. These work in other computers so I know they are fine and it's not the disks. I have tried deleting the drivers and reinstalling them and even remove the drives from the list and let windows find them again but I still have the problem. They all show up in the control panel/system/devices list and when I click on them it says that each device is working properly. I tried the trouble shooting from there but it didn't help any. Anyone had this type of problem or know what might be the cause of this probelem? I don't know if it's something with the Internet Explorer 6 or what? I have the automatic windows updates turned on and do install the updates as they are released. I have tried various adware/spyware removal programs but it didn't help. This is driving me craZy, any help would be greatly appreciated. I can't use any of my drives, ;0(Thanks for your time and have a great new year ahead.


Edited by cash2burn, 03 January 2006 - 12:40 PM.

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