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After suffering a powercut a few weeks ago and having my PC crash, then
perform some weird changes on reboot, I was left with no alternative but to
reformat my primary hdd and reinstall Windows XP Pro. Since then all my
drive letters have altered, so now my system drive is no longer labelled 'C'
but 'H'. I know how to change the other drive letters in the Disk
Management console but because the C/H drive is the system drive that cannot
be changed, I can live with that. However a more serious problem has
occurred and I have tried all the usual remedies suggested by other, more
knowledgable sources to fix it. The problem is I have lost access to my
CDRW/DVD combo and DVDRW. It is doubly frustrating because a lot of my
backup data is stored on DVD disks that I can't now access and that data is
needed to be replaced because of the power outage. I would very much
appreciate any thoughts and suggestions from anybody who can help.


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"Colin J Higginson" <Higbo@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

>After suffering a powercut a few weeks ago and having my PC crash, then
>perform some weird changes on reboot, I was left with no alternative but to
>reformat my primary hdd and reinstall Windows XP Pro. Since then all my
>drive letters have altered, so now my system drive is no longer labelled 'C'
>but 'H'. I know how to change the other drive letters in the Disk
>Management console but because the C/H drive is the system drive that cannot
>be changed, I can live with that. However a more serious problem has
>occurred and I have tried all the usual remedies suggested by other, more
>knowledgable sources to fix it. The problem is I have lost access to my
>CDRW/DVD combo and DVDRW. It is doubly frustrating because a lot of my
>backup data is stored on DVD disks that I can't now access and that data is
>needed to be replaced because of the power outage. I would very much
>appreciate any thoughts and suggestions from anybody who can help.

Here is an article on CD Burning in Windows XP by the late Alex Nichol
MVP that includes a link to a download that will clean the CD related
entries from the registry.
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.htm and click on the Problem link in the
left column.

Good luck

Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
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Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm