OK - I have to be honest right up front - I did something pretty stupid (I know that now). I tried to upgrade the firmware in my DVD R/W with a flash and it failed. Afterwards I found I had lost both the DVD and my CD R/W - ouch! I have since unplugged power and IDE ribbon from my DVD to try to restore CD, but it is disabled by device manager and cannot re-enable (code 26). The CD was master and DVD was slave (now unplugged). I have found manufacturers firmware online for DVD and may later try that as last resort (it's a BTC dual 1004IE) - the CD was an optiwrite. Have I ended up with two very expensive paperweights? Or is there any hope for me?