I am changing internet providers, so I was copying and burning what I wanted to keep so I could re-install win xp for the new provider, besides the computer is pretty bogged down with useless junk.
In the process of doing this, I remembered an advert for spybot. I downloaded and installed and rebooted per instructions, and then did a scan. Something like 25 items were found, so I had spybot remove them. I then attempted to finish burning what I wanted to keep, but neither my cd burner or cdrom were/are being recognized.
So I thought that something I removed was somehow attached to the drives. So before I recovered any one of them I pulled up mozilla and did a search for each one, and they all came up as some sort of spyware or adware or some other malicous software. But nothing seemed to point out that it would attach itself to those drives. So one by one, I recovered and rebooted my machine until I put all 25 items back on my system, and I STILL don't have my drives back.
So I was asked to go to start, run, regedit.
Then system, currentcontrolset, enum, ide.
I see both drives here.
I was then asked to check for upperfilters and lowerfilters. There are only upperfilters.
Then asked for the values for the upperfilters. not exactly sure what that is, if it's what is listed under the data column, then they are redbook.
OK, this is where I am at and really would appreciate some help.
Thank you for your time.
Edited by jjjonesee, 16 May 2006 - 01:15 PM.