This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
There is a problem with Roxio DirectCD 3.01/3.01c and Roxio Easy CD Creator
version 4.02c and 5.01. If you uninstall them from WinXP or Win2K, your
CD-ROM drive may stop working. It appears that VOB InstantCD/DVD and
Nero InCD can have the same effect.
Any CD-ROM drives will be inaccessible from My Computer, and the device
manager will show a "code 31", "code 32", or perhaps "code 19" message
for the drives.
The page at http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q270/0/08.ASP
describes the symptoms and the resolution of the problem.