IM having Optical Drive problems. A while back my girl friend got a new computer from radio Shack. Its an Acer computer which came with an LG GCC 4521B - CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo drive. It worked fine but before I got a chance to install Norton Anti Virus my lovely gf went on the net and found a nice virus called “desktop hijack” I believe which puts an ad for “PS Guard” on your desktop. I cant remember what I did but I got rid of it (this was a few months ago) and later I got my Norton CD and installed it. Norton went on just fine, the desk top hijack seemed long gone. However when time came for the Norton CD to come out it wouldn’t (Note: I did a scan before I had taken the CD out so I believe that might have erased something). I noticed the light on the optical drive would not come on, the eject button did nothing either. What was most puzzling was that the when I went to "my computer" there was no “CD drive” icon. It isn’t on my devise manager either. Its as if the drive was never there. I have checked all the cables and such and all seems fine. When I take it out and reconnect it to the computer, then go through the “add new hardware” program, the computer doesn’t even recognize anything new. So im confused. The fact that this machine comes from radio shack means it has to be sent away for weeks. Any suggestions?