While playing games, my cd would skip, freeze and finally lock up on me. After rebooting comp the cdrom would not read the cd that was in place. After rebooting once again, the D drive (CDrom drive) no longer exists. I have tried uninstalling cdrom and reinstalling it, but that does not work. Is this a software problem or a hardware problem? I have a Pentium 233 running win98, 48 megs of ram, i have 6 gigs hard drive freespace. Any help would be appreciated.