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Easy CD 5 that I installed to view Sony Mavica camera images seems to have made my CD/DVD drive inaccessible. Windows XP tells me that CD Recording Software will cause Windows to become unstable and so prevented the devices from loading. This despite my thorough uninstall of the initially offensive program. How can I make my drive work again?

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Do you have a restore point set prior to the offensive software installation? Try going there. I know that Uninstall does not always find everything it should so I have had to delete things manually sometimes. The hard part is finding this stuff to delete. Also check the drivers. Maybe this software installed its own drivers.

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Hello there:
your problem is due to a missing or corrupt file this file is a key file that windows needs to operate.
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Root of the issue
You might come across this error message and this behavior of Windows operating system due to missing or damaged Vgaoem.fon file. This is a key file for Windows operating system, which is required for Windows to boot up.
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