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CD/DVD drive not displayed in My Computer and showing fault in devices list

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Today when I switched on my computer I found that I had a virus by name of 'BLOODHOUND', ColdFusion refuses to run and my CD/DVD drive no longer exists in My Computer.

Numerous boots done obviously and uninstalling reinstalling the drive which does not work.

Device manager shows the yellow symbol with exclamation mark on it for 2 items. I only have 1 drive so I'm not sure if that's of any importance's can't remember what was there before.

1. EK7307Q KKV819U SCSI CdRom Device
2. TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652L

Tried updates aswel and no luck. Considered reinstalling windows but I thought I'd ask on here if anyone had any ideas especiall how I never get viruses and ColdFusion was working fine on last boot so it all seems a bit much of a coincidence.

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You could try opening a command prompt and entering SFC /Scannow. This will replace the bad system files with the ones on your XP CD, but as the CD can't be accessed this probably won't work (if there is a copy of the XP CD on the HD, then it might work).

Before doing a clean XP installation I'd try a repair installation. This will leave all settings and programs intact. When you boot your XP CD, ignore the first recovery (recovery console) option, but then when you are asked whether you want to install windows or try a repair, select repair.

When that is done, make sure to reinstall all mainboard drivers and to rerun all windowsupdates.
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