So I figured it out. I recently made the switch between an nVidia and AMD graphics card. I installed the new drivers over the old ones, then they both were present. I deleted the nVidia drivers and then my problem occurred. I ended up having to boot into safe mode where I could remove all graphics drivers, and then started fresh with the AMD ones, now everything is working. CD drives and virtual drives. And yes, I figured out that Win 8 has a nice built in mounter, but the problem was still occurring there as well. Thanks for the quick response though.