why you think you need a cdrom in order to get on the internet to get a virus scan. Is the computer able to get access to the net at all?
I know this is a common problem in forums, but my situation is unique (I think). A virus apparently has invaded my computer disallowing access to the tools needed to address the problem such as device manager. task master, and MSCONFIG. They will flicker, then disappear. I've been able to get a look at the device manager by pressing print screen and pasting it into Word. Yesterday, the DVD/CD-ROM drives showed up in device manager, but with the yellow circle in the DVD RW (it's new and hasn't worked yet) and no mention of the standard CD/DVD drive. Today there is no listing at all in device manager for DVD/CD drives. Can I correct this in the BIOS? This computer is not on line and I don't know if I can get it on without a CD-
ROM to install a driver. A forum member gave me an excellent idea for the virus fix (in a misplaced Me forum), but I need a drive to begin to get on line. Any ideas? This Catch 22 situation is killing me.