I have several problems which have arisen in the past few days. The most bizzar and troubling is the I have lost a number of directories on my hard-drive. Fortunately, I have most (but not all) of the files on my laptop. The directories on my desktop have just vanished.
Here are the changes I have made recently.
1. I have installed an active-sync program for my new Dell Axim X3i PDA.
2. I have installed a program called Super DVD Ripper off of the internet.
3. I have installed a system analyzer called Aida22 to work on another hardware problem Callandor was helping me with.
4. I have replaced my old CDRW with a Sony CDRW & DVD combo and have installed the Nero Express 6 software that came with it.
The main reason I replaced my CDRW were that the old one was accessing periodically (light flashing) without my having any disk in it or trying a read on it or on the DVD. The second reason was that it was so slow that it would not burn a disk I put into it giving the reason that the disk media was too fast for the drive.
A second problem I am having is that I cannot seem to burn a disk with my new CDRW. That one I am still working on, and could be a learning curve issue with the new software.
I am very troubled about the loss of data on my harddrive.