I just installed Windows XP Pro and when my desktop finally was displayed, I noticed there werent any icons there for functions I use all the time. Functions such as acessing all my drives C, A, and my Cd drives. Also, there werent any icons for IE and so on. I somehow managed to get IE there without havint it be a shortcut... although my hard drive and my floppy drives are there as shortcuts and dont want that unless that is the only way.
Also, I had to send a shortcut for my cd drives to the desktop.... and that is where I am having problems. When I try to access my cd drives... both my dvd and my plextor burner, by double clicking on the shortcuts I have now created, I get a dialog box which says "missing shortcut" then after it looks for a while... another one comes up and it says " The item 'D' (or E for the other CD drive) that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will not work properly."
I thought this was something that happened by mistake... so I deleted those two shortcuts and started again and tried to access them again from the shortcuts and no go. I thought I may have forgotten drivers..... I have a cd that came with my PlexWriter... it is software which is Easy CD Creator 4.... its old because I this computer was purchased in 2000. Anyways, I loaded that and Windows told me that that version wasnt compatible with WIN XP..... so it wouldnt install it. I suppose I need version 5 or 6. Anyways, I removed the program from add/remove... and then I checked my cd drives again in My Computer, and the DVD drive was somehow associated with Plextor. It had the Plextor icon on it... and I dont know how that happened.
So, a bunch of strange things are happening here and I would like to correct them.
My shortcuts that I placed on the deskop still dont work.. and I have tried that a few times... can someone please help me with these problems ... please!!!!!!
Thanks for the anticipated help. It is much appreciated.