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By photo68 ·
my daughter was at my computer again and now my system isn't reading my CD rom drive and it won't read any cd's at all. I'm running windows 98, IBM IntelliStation Pro. Where and what driver can I download? I don't want to download the wrong thing.

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by photo68 In reply to CD rom drive

HELP! I can't get any work done.

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by Jayanth In reply to CD rom drive

If you purchased the system then you would have for the drivers for the CD-ROM along with it. If you are unable to find them, then try searching for the drivers at these sites
www.windrivers.com
www.drivershq.com

Ofcourse, you ought to know themake and model of your CD-ROM.

But, before that, do you see the CD-ROM icon in your Windows Explorer OR is it detected during the system startup at BIOS. Check these things too.

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by photo68 In reply to CD rom drive

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by Still_learning In reply to CD rom drive

Go to IBMs web support web site:

http://www-1.ibm.com/support/manager.wss?rs=0&rt=3&navkey=1ByProduct&nid=3657

and respond to the questions and it will lead you to the particular drivers for your system. You will need to know the model number of your system which can be found on the front bottom of your system. If the system unit is on the floor, you may need to tip it back to read it. Tne model number is usually in the format nnnn-naa. Hope this helps.

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by Lizzy In reply to CD rom drive

You don't need drivers for the CD-ROM in windows 98. If it's not being detected, I would suspect a system problem, not something that your daughter may have done. Once saw three Sony VAIO's that would lose the CD ROM periodically. Reasons can varyto connection, cable, DUST buildup and more. The easiest thing to do would be to purchase a can of air and **** out the dust and see if that helps. CD-ROMs are inexpensive and relatively easy to replace. If cleaning it and making sure that the connections are good doesn't help, consider getting a newer, faster drive especially if your drive is a 4X or 8X speed. It will improve your productivity.
Hope this helps.

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by TheChas In reply to CD rom drive

The driver you need to get your CD drive working is the IDE bus-master driver for the chipset on the motherboard.

The drivers that come with many CD drives are for DOS mode access only.

Chas

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