Please can someone help!. I switched on my computer this afternoon and low and behold both my CD - writer and my DVD writer have disappeared!. They have both been installed for a long time and have not caused me any problems. The system on start up does not seem to be detecting them, and they are not listing in device manager - only my floppy has stayed with me!. Was it something I said?!. I would like to have them back so if anyone could tell me what to do I would be really grateful. I'm sure my system suffers from pms!.