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Your DVD drive may fail to appear for several reasons not least of which are hardware failure and corrupt drivers. Windows XP era machines are rather old and tired now, but you do expect their hardware to work.
To troubleshoot DVD drive start with a bootable CD such as an old OS or software installation disk. Put the disk in the drive and reboot the machine. If necessary go into the BIOS or press the appropriate key on your machine to force boot from CD before hard drive.
If the DVD software comes up, it means that the disk drive is intact and working. Your problem is with XP configuration. Run your system repair software. Microsoft gives instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
However if it will not boot from DVD your drive or disk is broken or incorrectly configured. Time to repair or replace.
go to BIOS MENU by pressing Del or F2 while booting...then check the boot priority and first boot device..change it to hard disk...if then same problem occur then your hard disk might have some problem...
First check if the cd is dirty, scratched or damaged. If this is the case then you can try polishing the scratches out with a soft cloth and liquid metal polish (only polish the side away from the foil/label and try to only polish the scratched area) don't worry about removing scratches completely - start with the worst, then try the disk again - it might just work.
If this doesn't help then try the disk in another machine or another disk drive. if it now seems to work then although your drive may seem to work on other things it is probably getting tired.
I am assuming that you purchased the game and have a legal copy. If not then that is likely to be the problem as the software protection will not allow you to play the game without the correct CD. If you downloaded the file for the Dogz part, try burning it to CD as an image file (Check your burning software for details) and try running the game with that in the drive.
If that doesn't work, then you are able to disable the CD protection file yourself if you have purchased the game so you don't have to have a CD in each time you want to play.
and search for dogz or petz and download the appropriate crack for your version.
find the install directory where the game is installed(usually c:\program files\ubisoft\petz) and then copy the crack into this directory, and say yes when it asks if you wish to replace the slightly larger file - now the game should work.
Please ask for more details if you are unsure how to proceed with this and I am happy to oblige.