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Thread: Installing CD-ROM troubles

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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    this is kinda a hardware/software question so...

    an old & cheap cd-rom recently went out in one of my machines. i have a few extra ones so i was going to put one of them in. i have tried 2 different ones, and both times windows wont install damn drivers. they are pretty generic cd-roms so it shouldn't be that complicated. windows should just recognize them and install right?

    the drive is marked with an exclamation point in the device manager and it has this erorr message in the status window:

    "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

    Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device"

    it did that same thing for both drives and i cannot find drivers on the net that work either. any suggestions/help? tia.

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    right click the drive>update driver.
    put in your windows xp cd and let it search that for a driver...or manually point to the cd drive and find the drivers (it's a file called driver.cab).

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    lee551's Avatar no soup for you! BT Rep: +5
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    didn't work. maybe because the cd would have to be in the cd-rom that isn't working? is it supposed to be able to read from it even though the drivers aren't installed?

    could i copy the driver.cab to the computer and take it from there?

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    tesco's Avatar woowoo
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    oops forgot about that

    ya if u can find a way to copy driver.cab to the hard drive then that would work.

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    k. i didn't wanna put it in a way that i thought you were saying something ridiculous. lol.

    i'll copy the cab file onto this computer and then i'll copy it onto that computer. hopefully that will work.

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    ok. it wont let me copy the file. it gives me the error:

    "Cannot copy DRIVER: Data error (cyclic redundancy check)."

    damnit.

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    Or u can find out the make and model and run a search for it on google and dl the driver from the maker.

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    did. one is a cyberdrive cw068d cd-r/rw. they dont have drivers because they claim that windows has them all. all they have is DOS drivers so that you can install the cd-rom before you install windows off a cd.

    the other is an atapi cd-rom 44x. no luck finding drivers.

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    ya there are no drivers it just uses windows generic drivers.


    maybe u can find driver.cab on a p2p program. or you will need a new windows xp disc.

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    Have you tried uninstalling the item from the device manager and restarting you PC? It should detect the new drive and install the drivers.

    Edit: I just thought about this... What OS are you using?
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 11-06-2004 at 09:17 PM.

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