Hi everyone. My cuz is having a problem with an older box (pre 2005 I would think), xp x86 os. The cd and dvd drives have mysteriously decided they don't work anymore. They spin the discs alright and open/close fine. They just don't play/burn anything. In the device manager, they have those yellow ! by their listings (and strangely enough, the cd drive is now listed as a dvd drive for no good reason). I tried uninstalling them and adding hardware. They were found but it said there may be a problem. SO: Having had this problem myself many years ago, I tried the fix that worked for me. THe jumpers on the drives were set to Master, and the other to cable select. I had her switch them both to CS and uninstal/reinstall the devices again. No luck. The computer has 0 restore points (sigh) and if the drives ever had installation disks, they are long gone. Can anyone offer a possible solution? Need more info? I am not the most clever thing in the world. What I know about these boxes is mostly from having had to fix so many I've screwed up myself so I'm frankly out of ideas. Thanks for reading my post and considering my request!