I donated a Celeron PC to my school. (I'm a teacher.) It has MS ducts on it that I need for teaching (i.e. PowerPoint in specific.) I'm a real beginner so I hope you'll be patient.
I bought this when I thought I wanted to learn how to do a few things and didn't want to use my main PC because of the ramifications. So, to learn how to partition (why, I've long since forgotten--just something to do), I partitioned the PC. I've even forgotten the drives, but I think there were 4. It was a simple partitioning exercise.
So, when I brought it to my school, the sysop had to install our school/district network on it . In the process, I lost the D: drive/CD-Rom. (It's currently showing up on a shared drive on the network, but it doesn't work.) The sysop said that the only thing he's ever experienced in this case stemmed from a virus. I really don't think the machine has a virus. I rarely used it at home and had it covered under Norton Antivirus until my option to cover it recently expired.
My sysop will probably not get to the problem for months if not in the next school year. Any suggestions?...and thanks.