I have an XP Home based machine that I just messed up the CDR drive. I just reformatted recently, installed Win98 and put my XP Home upgrade over it. Come to find that my CDR no longer performs the R function. Figuring the machine needed drivers updated, I was able to find a newer release of firmware for the drive. It's a Philips CDD4851, it's an OEM part off an HP machine that I had to revamp and upgrade. Of course the machine crashed during the firmware update and now the system no longer sees the drive and during boot up I get an error that the drive is ATAPI incompatable press F1 to continue. I have tried running the update again to find that it can also no longer see the drive. Anyone have any idea how I can get the drive back. I'm sure I need to flash it again, but with no access to the drive what can I do? Any info is much appreciated. If any more system info is needed, please ask.