hi everyone I was a victim of Itunes bad mannered uninstall until I read a post by Jose Albino(By the way thanks a thousand Jose if you still check the forum). I just didn't want to touch the registry that's why i kept scrolling to this wonderful forum until I saw the light.I uninstalled itunes and quick time according to the steps listed below by Jose Albino, but the cd-drive and the dvd-drive didn't appear nor work again. Then I installed itunes again, restarted my machine (sony vaio) and voila the drives came back working and healthy ready to be sweating again. Then i did Jose's steps one more last time to uninstall itunes and quick time.so here are the sequential steps again:
1.try uninstalling itunes and quick time from control panel
3.check to see if the drives are back if not step 4 below
4.install itunes again(download from itunes.com
6.the drives should be back by now(go to My Computer and check)
7. remove itunes and quick time if you hate them by now already with these steps by Jose Albino(my life saver thanks bro)
Jose Albino's posting
ok i found this solution in apple website,,in one of the forums..instructions
Why do I need a step-by-step guide to uninstalling iTunes?
Users often experience difficulties when installing iTunes, and it usually helps to cleanly uninstall iTunes first if you are having trouble. The Add/Remove Programs option in Control Panel can handle this, but leaves little bits-and-pieces all over the place that can affect a subsequent reinstall. Follow this step-by-step guide to ensure clean removal of all iTunes for Windows componentry.
Ensure that you backup your music prior to attempting any kind of uninstallation. Although uninstallation/reinstallation of iTunes usually does not touch the music folder, it is important to have a backup just in case something goes wrong.
Songs purchased from the iTunes Music Store or imported from CDs are saved in the user's My Music folder by default. These files will not be removed by this procedure.
1) In Control Panel, open Add/Remove Programs (under Classic View in Windows XP)
2) Select iTunes from the list of currently installed programs, click Change/Remove.
3) An iTunes for Windows Installshield window appears. Select Remove, click Next. A Confirm Uninstall window appears. Select OK.
4) A "Maintenance Successful" notification appears. Select Finish.
Uninstall iPod Updater
5) In Add/Remove Programs, select iPod Updater. Click Change/Remove.
6) A Confirm Uninstall window appears. Select OK to remove iPod Updater.
7) Repeat for any and all iPod Updaters.
8) In Add/Remove Programs, select QuickTime. Click Change/Remove.
9) The QuickTime Uninstall window appears. Select the Uninstall Everything.
10) The Uninstall Successful window appears. Select OK.
11) Close all windows, restart the computer.
Remove leftover components
12) Open My Computer. Open your hard drive. Open Program Files.
13) Delete iPod, iTunes and QuickTime folders if present.
14) Move back to the hard drive root. Open Documents and Settings. Open All Users.
15) Select Folder Options from the Tools menu. Select the View tab. Select "Show hidden files and folders". Click OK.
16) Open the Application folder. Delete the QuickTime folder if present.
17) Open the Apple Computer folder. Delete the iTunes folder.
18) Go back to Documents and Settings. Open the folder with your username.
19) Open the Application Data folder. Open the Apple Computer folder. Delete the iTunes folder.
20) Open the Local Settings folder. Open the Application Data folder. Delete the iTunes folder.
21) Go back to the Local Settings Folder. Open the Temp folder. Delete QTInstallerHelper.dll.
22) Empty the Recycle Bin.
23) Select Folder Options from the Tools menu. Select the View Tab. Select "Do not show hidden files or folders". Click OK.
24) Restart the computer.
OK now i follow this..after step#11.. after rebboting my pc ..i saw my dvd drives back.
i don't need to go to step#12 throught 24..so if somebody wants to follow this instructions..also i check burning a cd ,,everything is fine now