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Looking through my files the DVD-ROM drive was replaced in mid 2005.
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I will attempt this tomorrow morning, looks like I have to do it offline.
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Looking through my files the DVD-ROM drive was replaced in mid 2005

Another reason to believe it's probably not a bad drive.

Yes, you'll be off-line while doing this procedure, but as long as you follow the instructions, you'll be fine and it will go quickly. It looks way worse than it actually is...easier than a clean install in my opinion...just a different technique.
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Alright. Talk to you tomorrow. If I send an email w/attachment you will know that I took the tower out back and "got some" OOHRAH! USMCSniper out...........
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:) :tazz: :)

Talk to you tomorrow!

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Hey wnaabe1. OK. I was able to get my legal files onto floppies. Did a complete clean re-install of XP, as new. i transfered on e floppie into My Documents, R click it, then Send To, and the DVD-ROM drive does not show. And I used the DVD-ROM drive to do the XP install.
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Oh, by the way. I am running Ad-Aware Personal SE, and Spybot S&D freeware. What do you think of these?
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Ad-Aware Personal SE, and Spybot S&D freeware

These are both very good applications...I use them myself.

For the "right click issue" we'll do the "send to" folder thing again only I'd like to put the shortcut into two folders this time.

To do this, click Start, point to "All Programs", then "Accessories", and click on "Windows Explorer".

In Windows Explorer, expand "My Computer", expand the "HDD (C:)", expand "Documents and Settings", expand "Your user account" , and expand the "Send to" folder. (if this folder is not shown, click "Tools" in the toolbar and choose "Folder Options"...under the "View" tab, tick the button next to "Show hidden files and folders"...click "Apply" then "Ok")

In the left pane, right click on the DVD drive, then left click on it and drag it to the "Send to" folder. Click in a blank area of the window to set the change.

Then expand "Default User" and drag the DVD into taht folder the same way. Close Windows Explorer and see if the Send to option is now available using right click.

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Did it. In the 'Send To' folder and the 'Default User' they both show shortcuts to the DVD drive. But nothing yet w/the R click
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Is there maybe a freeware program that would force the DVD ROM drive to copy folders?
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When you open My Computer and double click on the DVD drive, does it open?

Is there maybe a freeware program that would force the DVD ROM drive to copy folders?

As a matter of fact...Send To Toy

Let me play with the Send To Toy for a few minutes... :tazz:
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Ok...this application is pretty sweet.

Download it and install it. In the configuration window that comes up right after the install, use the dropdown menu to choose Full Install. and complete the operation.

Then open My Computer, right click on the DVD drive and select "Add to Send To menu". Now thry the right click option... :tazz:
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OK, will do........
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The good news is it's a nice little program, the DVD drive does show on the 'Send To'. But files still refuse to copy to the dvd drive. You thiunk I am storing the files in the wrong place? I always stored them in 'My Doc'. I am looking at an outdated CD I copied files from My Doc to the CD using the DVD Rom drive, this is nucking futs.........
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Just popped in a music cd, played fine. The drive seems to be working ok, and I would guess the software is ok because the music plays.
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