CD Drive, Floppy and Mass storage problems

i have 2 CD drives in my PC one regular and one writer theonly way i can get either of them to recognise disks is to reboot the PC with the disks in.
I have checked all the autoplay setting and set them all to default.
I have uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them
I have even taken the drives out and tried them in another machine and they worked ok
I have downloaded the latest drivers for them and they still dont work.

at the same time as the CD drives going wrong. My mass storage devices and floppy drive stopped working as well whenever i click on any of them i get the message

G\ in not accessable

incorrect function
this applies to all of my devices not just drive G

I have uninstalled all the drivers for these and reinstalled them to no avail as i did with theCD's

can someone please give me advice on what to do to get this fixed

grifflyn29Asked:
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slink9Commented:
What OS?
If XP, do a Repair Install - http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_install.htm
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grifflyn29Author Commented:
hi slink i am using Windows XP home edition
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slink9Commented:
Those should help, then.  All links are for XP.  Take a look at the links and do a repair install as a last resort.  If you do a repair install you may have to reinstall SP1 and a few system settings but no data should be lost.  Do a backup of all important data just in case, though.
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slink9Commented:
One of the links I posted definitely should have solved this.
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