I tried removing it then letting windows refind it,its there but for some odd reason,I put in a cd and it wont run. Im getting a series of different error messages.I managed to get it to run once but it stopped at 80% trying to install a microsoft combat flight sim for my son(ww2 europe series).The error message was "cannot finish process,unspecified language cant be found",then another about a missing dll.I've got 9c directx on it, ran a test and everything was fine yet still no good. lastly, I put in the disk and heard it run for 2 seconds then it just quit so I waited and nothing happened.I ejected the disk and got a blue screen that said please insert disk with seriel number blah blah blah back into the cd rom,which I then did(assuming it was the same cd as the one previously in there) and hit ok.nothing happened.I had to reboot it again to get it off the screen. I also tried right clicking on my computer,properties,device manager,cd rom,highlighting the manufacturer and settings.unchecking the far right box,dma in the options and checking sync data transfer. the auto insert notification and disconnect is always checked. This is win98.The only other thing I can think of doing is cleaning the cd rom which I havent a clue how,it used to work fine.Thanks for any help.