My System is custom / home built with the following hardware:
ASUS A7N8X Rev. 2.0 Motherboard
1 Gig. Kingston HyperX 3200 Memory (ultra low latency)
1 120GB SATA HD
1 80GB ATA133 HD
1 60gb ata100 HD
ATI All-In-Wonder 9600 PRO 4x/8x Video Card
Athlon XP 1700 Overclocked & Running Stable at 2.01 Ghz
Memorex 52x24x52 CD-RW Drive
Plextor PX-716A Optical Drive w/ Latest Firmware
OS: Windows XP PRO SP2 w/ all of latest Fixes & Patches
Other Possible Relevant Software:
DVD/CD Software - Roxio Easy Media Creator 7 Basic DVD Edition, InterVideo WinDVD Creator 2, Nero 6 Suite.
Microsoft Antispyware BETA
Spybot Search & Destroy 1.3 w/ all of the latest updates.
Norton Internet Security Suite 2004 w/ Norton Antivirus 2004 and all latest Virus Updates.
Grisoft AVG FREE Edition w/ latest engine & definition updates.
PROBLEM: I was working on my PC and running too many tasks at once when the system hung, forcing me to force a system reset via the reset button. When my machine came back, I later noticed upon attempting to burn an edited home movie to DVD with my DVD Authoring Software (InterVideo WinDVD Creator2) that all of my optical drives had ''dissapeared''!!
Upon further investigation, the Hardware Manager showed driver problems with both of my optical drives. I tried to uninstall and reinstall the drives multiple times, but with the same result / error message from windows XP: ''Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.''
I have even tried an ''in-place'' or ''upgrade install'' of windows XP over the top of the old one (from a copy of the install files I placed on my Hard Drive), hoping that this would work, but with no luck!!
I have run a virus scan on my system with AVG Free Edition and Norton Antivirus 2004, as well as spyware/malware scans but they did not turn up any problems!!!
I did try another drive that I had installed as a recovery drive on this system a while ago, and when the recovery drive is set as the boot drive, my optical drives show up; BUT my video project files (which are on the drive containing the goofy copy of XP with the wierd behavior) when I try to open them when I've booted from the recovery drive appear to be missing data!!
But when I switch back and boot from the drive with my regular copy of XP on it (the one where my optical drives seem to have gone AWOL / Disappeared without a trace) the optical drives are still no where to be found, but my video project shows up!!??!! Hence on the drive with my ''missing'' optical drives I can edit & view my video project but I can't burn it to disc, and when I boot from the recovery drive my optical drives are there so I could burn my video project IF IT SHOWED UP CORRECTLY!!
PLEASE HELP!!! I AM AT MY WIT'S END ON THIS!!
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