This is a sort of 'repost' as I didnt get an answer to part of my question... so here it goes:
One last problem as stated before and I dont know how it happened nor how to fix it. Here it is again:
I have a cd that came with my Plextor PlexWriter... it is software to use with this drive. It is Easy CD Creator 4.... its old because 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. Everything works fine except for the icon and name of the drive in My Computer being named and displayed with the Plextor name and logo.
How do I change both the icon and the name of the drive in My Computer back to default?