Hello all! This is my first post so please go a little easy on me, after all I am a novice at this. Okay, here is my situation. I have a 2003 Dell desktop that I am trying to completely reboot in order to run one flight simulator. However, this computer has got to be the dirtiest I have ever seen, it is riddled with problems (most likely caused by malware/spyware). About a year ago I installed a DVD drive in order to run Flight Simulator. The computer has a CD and DVD drive and both worked fine then. However, now the computer fails to recognize either drive. When I pull up the setup menu, it states that the CD and DVD drives aren't installed. I have opened up the box to look inside (grounded of course) and see that nothing has come unplugged. To make problems worse, when I load windows I only see my background and nothing else. I have to CTRL+ ALT + DEL and then type in a new process "explorer.exe" in order for my desktop to show. However, I cannot run any programs, I can only open file folders on the desktop. So even when putting the OS on a flash drive I can't open it to run the program. Is there anyway I can reboot my computer with these two problems? I'm totally bummed about this! Thank you to anyone who has ideas!