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Old 04-10-2006, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i just reinstalled windows on my pc, now when i go to use my cd drive, it doesnt recognize there's a cd in there, i lost the cd that came with it, is there any other way to reinstall the drive?
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Try going to Samsung or Microsoft web site to download the driver for it. They should have the right ones, make sure.
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Old 04-11-2006, 01:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, windows XP doesn't need drivers for anything. Especially
cd-roms! Do you see the cd-rom in My Computer? if not, check
the connectivity.try to unplug the tape-wire and plug it in back.
if yes, what happens when you double click it? it opens it like
there is a cd inside but without anything in it? or it crashes and
when you kill it the cd-rom icon disappear from My Computer?

However, i believe that it should work without drives, but try
find 'em and see if it's working. If after the installing of the drivers
you have some of the problems i said before, you better replace
the cd-rom.
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i installed the drivers, still no luck, i double click it with a cd in it, it just says "please insert disk into drive E" but there is a disk in it, i dunno, was gonna get a dvd/cd burner anyway, this just burns cd's, gonna replace it when my new drive gets here in 3 days, anyway thanks for your advice.
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