I went to use them for the first time in a while (most of what I do is now based on thumb drives, even my music, most of the time), so I don't know how long the problem has been there.
Both my optical drives now have the yellow exclamation points on them, and are not recognized as drives in Explorer. The device ID is strange and not something I can look up in the PCI Database (where one can usually cure most of their driver problems).
ATAPI DVD C DH48C2S Hardware ID Listings:
TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653Z Hardware ID Listings:
The websites I found during my initial round of google searches were sites that claimed to have my drivers, but required me to sign up for a membership, or asked for personal information. The ones that didn't, I am not familiar with, and felt unsure about their overall safety, and did not download them.
Does anyone have a more reliable place to identify and download these proper drivers?