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Drivers for cd rom drive


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stpaulibhoy

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I have just got a new hard drive installed and also reformatted my comp and put windows xp on it.

it doesnt seem to recognise my cd rom drive? wherecan i download the drivers for it from?

or any other ideas?

thanks in advance
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Hemal

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Type in the model of your cd drive in the google search bar and then after type drivers and search through the pages, you should find it
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Drivers you can usually find on the manufacturers website. So try and find the brand and model of your player. Though drivers won't help much if your machine cannot find the hardware. (drivers only tell the machine how to use the hardware)

Did you open your machine and rooted around in its innards?
Maybe you loosened a cable somewhere. Check all your connections and try to make XP find your hardware again.
Sometimes it's just that simple ;)

Success :tazz:
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stpaulibhoy

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i didnt install the hard drive so not sure if there is any cables loose

how do i get windows to find the hardware?
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Usually when you plug something new in, it will automatically do it when it boots up or such, open your start menu, go to my computer, right click and hit properties, then go to hardware, and then click device manager- do you see any question marks or exclamation points there? Is there anything for your cd drive there?
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