:confused:I don't remember posting in these forums before this but it may be that my memory has failed me...(What? - Again?!?!?!). I'm not at all certain that I am posting in the correct category either but allow me to tell you what is happening and perhaps one of you can either answer or direct me further. I do, of course, run Windows XP...the Pro version. I have an older model Dell XPS Gen2 system that is such a workhorse and has served me well for about 10 years give or take a year and do not plan on changing my system anytime soon. I am a senior citizen now and as poor as a church mouse, unfortunately! I am having a problem with ALL of my disc drives...I have four which consist of the old floppy, 2 CD drives and 1 DVD drive which I, myself installed. All drives worked at one time but I have not used them in quite some time either. All devices say they are working properly and nothing is highlighted as problematic in Device Driver. All my drivers are up to date, I believe. I don't know if my problem is with the system, the actual hardware, itself or with XP, the software I run. It does not seem that all drives can go south at once therefore I must assume none are "broken." Nothing loads and nothing plays. What drives disc drives outside of drivers I don't know and I cannot seem to find anything helpful on the net but the same old stuff...Go to...right click...My Computer, Hardware, Device Driver, Exclamation Points, Uninstall the drives...reboot...auto re-install, blah, blah, blah. I had a "C" drive replaced about 3 years ago and never checked the disc drives to see if they were working but then again...I have no idea if that replacement is in any way connected to my problem. I also don't know if this could lie in the BIOS. Can someone please direct me to a place where I can discover, at long last, what is wrong here? I would be most appreciative if you could help in any way.