I decided to burn some pictures to a disk today which allowed me to find out both of my disk drives are disabled. So I came here to run test. It's confirmed. Both are disabled. As pcpitstop suggested, I uninstalled them and restarted. The computer found them, but they are still disabled. I went to the device manager, click on one of the drives and went to enable them. Funny thing is, they are both listed as enabled, although they still both have the yellow caution ! and are not working. Here is the status message: A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32) -My 16 month old bangs on the keyboard and mouse quite often. She brings up all kinda of windows, could she have done something unwillingly? -Is it possible that a power surge from lightening could have caused both of my drives to 'break'? Nothing else on my computer seems to be wrong. I'm not sure how long this has been going on for because I rarely use disks for anything. I'm running windows XP. How can I password protect my computer to save it from my kid? If I do the screen saver password set up, after checking the password box, how do I set the password? I didn't see an option for it. I appreciate any help! Thanks!