Turned out I bought the wrong drive.
The guy from Comp USA comes up and installs my new microsoft cordless optical mouse, a USB hub [for when you come up next, Tony] but he tells me it is not the cd-rom drive that failed, but the DVD rom drive.
So I went out and bought a new Sony DVD rom-CD-rom combo, to be installed tomorrow.
But for the last couple of days had trouble with the PC not wanting to shut off or start.
It seems to get frozen and even the power button gets frozen.
Had to disconnect all power and try again, and finally it started. Any ideas?
[This message has been edited by Van Canna (edited August 26, 2002).]