I changed over to xp32 because 64 was causing me problems, but now my dvd drive isnt recognising any cds!. Is it the motherboard driver i need to reinstall or the actual dvd driver (i dont think i even got one when i bought it)
Could be the dvd driver. Find you model type and get the driver.
dvd driver... www.driverguide.com
You don't have to have a driver for a optical drive. You either have a problem with the drive itself or you have a problem with the IDE cable inside the computer. Both of which are cheap to replace.