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A member of staff in my company has recently purchased a Satellita A100 laptop, however while installing a webcam he somehow managed to damage the driver for the above mentioned DVD Drive.

Does anyone know where i could download a driver for the Vista OS?

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Driver support for all optical drives these days is provided by Microsoft on the Windows CD. Unfortunately, for Vista users, there is currently a big gap in device driver provision, both from Microsoft and the device manufacturers. That's one reason why uptake of Vista has been disappointing so far (also, it can't do anything useful that XP can't already do). For that reason, I insisted on having Windows XP installed in place of Vista when I bought a new laptop last week. From a hardware support point of view, Vista is about 3-6 months too early unless you can manage without such things as a printer or a scanner till then.

If the laptop came with Vista installed and the dvd drive was working with Vista, you should try System Restore or run the System File Checker if Vista has it.

Edited by pip22, 22 March 2007 - 02:20 AM.

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