I am using a Sony VIAO laptop, model PCD-FXA36, Windows XP Home. Approximately one week ago, I was attempting to manually delete programs to free up space on my hard drive. I accicentally erased my cd burning program, and must have erased other items as well, since my CD drive no longer responds to media. When I put in an audio CD, a small CD icon appears on the mouse arrow, and there are clicking noises in the CD drive, but nothing appears in the drive (E: drive) in My Computers, and no audio player will recognize CD. When I put in a DVD and attempt to play with Windows Media Player 10, the error message tells me there is no "compatible DVD decoder". I cannot reload software, since CD drive will not work, and I have tried restore points, but due to my previous lack of free memory issue, none were made prior to two days ago. There is nothing wrong with the hardware, I simply do not have the software to operate it. Sorry for long description--please advise. Thank you.
Edited by brad hidell, 20 September 2005 - 07:40 PM.