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CD-ROM's - Drivers will not load

By chc57802 ·
Have two CD-ROM drives on XP-Pro box, one is Mitsumi CD-ROM other is IDE CD-RW. Recently added Maxtor 80gig HD but both CD's worked after install. In Device manager, both have ! icons, I have unistalled drivers for both and during reinstall, everything seems to go fine until the end and I get the message: "Driver is not intended for this platform"
Box was originally Win98 SE, 700mHz Athelon, upgraded to XP Pro without problems.

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by bwills In reply to CD-ROM's - Drivers will n ...

I would check for the latest version of drivers for both the CD-ROM and CD-RW drive. Go to the manufacturers website and see if an updated driver is available for each model drive. If the manufacturer doesn't have an update that is compatible try using a generic CD-ROM device driver.

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by Oz_Media In reply to CD-ROM's - Drivers will n ...

You should only be using XP Drivers now, if available, if not try using a Win2K driver instead.
If you can't find a suitable driver, email the manufacturer and ask if they are writing one or if there is a suggested patch or driver that works with XP.
Some older peripherals just wont work with XP and drivers are not being rewritten.
Hopefully this isn't the case with your predicament.
Good luck
OM

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by TheChas In reply to CD-ROM's - Drivers will n ...

The drivers that come on the floppy disk with a CD drive are for DOS mode access ONLY.

In ALL versions of Windows since 95, the driver duties for the CD drive have been handled by the IDE controller for the chip-set on the motherboard.

Make sure all cables and jumpers are set properly and fully seated in their sockets.

Remove both CD drives, and all 3 IDE controllers from device manager.

Re-boot, and allow Windows to install the drivers for the IDE controllers and CD drives.

Chas

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by chc57802 In reply to CD-ROM's - Drivers will n ...

Thanks, this worked like a charm. Needed the windows disk to complete.

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by RCOM In reply to CD-ROM's - Drivers will n ...

As Chas mentioned you don't need DOS drivers for the CDs. Just let windows do its thing. What about the IDE controllers? Perhaps installing the drivers for the MB chipset may help.

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