Thank you so much for the help you guys. I might have downloaded a driver for my cd-rom that messed it up. I tried to roll back the driver to the previous one, but no luck. It is really wierd, the computer recognizes the hardware in the (Device Manager) And even loads it when the computer boots, but when I put a C.D. in, it won't load, I can't open any files on the C.D. Hmm, so it reads the hardware, but it won't autoplay or read anything when i put the cd in. I'm thinking software issue? Or maybe Bad CD-Rom. I just got the thing 6 months ago. it is an A-open 56x. I tried to go back to settings about that time, and no luck. That's why I thought if I wipe out and start over I might be able to rule out a hardware issue. By the way everything is connected properly. It just stopped working
Incapacitated CD-ROM ....very sad
thank you for all the help guys, very appreciated
Please if you could help me out..........YOU DA MAN!