A while back my system had the Blaster and Welchia viruses. I used the appropriate removal tools and antivirures quarantines to remove them, although it took a couple of days b/c the system kept getting reinfected. During this period, my cd-rw (HP 1208) began making fuzzy, static-like noises and the disc-in and writing lights were continuosly switching on and off. It eventually shut up and died, it seems, along with the manufacturers generic cd drive, b/c the computer does not acknowledge the drives. The cd drive will open but will not read a cd; the cd-rw drive will not even open.
I've been inside the system to reseat the connections and I attempted to find drivers to reload, but cannot locate any online.
I was told that the virus removal program probably also deleted the driver files. Anybody got an idea of what's going on, and how to fix it? I really could use my cd drives again.