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Drivers for Hp CD Writer and DVD Player

By ratnam60 ·
Hi,

I have a desktop PC(HP Pavillion 6000 Series) @ home which has a HP CD writer and a DVD player with window 98 OS. I want to install Oracle 8i Enterprise server and MS SQL Server 7 server but can not install because of window 98 OS. So I thought of switching to Window NT workstation 4.0 so that I can install Oracle 8i server and MS SQL server 7.0 but I came to know that after talking to lot people that Windows NT workstation 4.0 DOES NOT support drives to these to hardware ie HP CD writerand DVD player. My question is "IS THERE ANYONE IN OUR TECHREPLUBIC COMMUNITY THAT HAS ANY SOLUTION OR IDEA TO FULFILL MY REQUIREMENTS?"

Thanking You in Advance !!!

Ratnam.

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by avachon In reply to Drivers for Hp CD Writer ...

If you have enough ram and enough hard space room, you could dual boot your machine between 98 and nt server. The advantage is that 98 will run your cd writer and dvd and nt will run oracle and SQL. You need to make sure that 98 is on FAT 16 and notFAT 32; if the latter you need to convert which entails a 3rd party ultity such as partition magic (www.powerquest.com for more info.). Then, since 98 is the first operating system, you can create a partition for nt and install it and it will install in its default directory,winnt, on the partition you choose. When you boot your machine, you can select between nt and 98. Given 98,nt,Oracle and SQL, I would recommend at least 128mb of ram and more if you can afford it. Good luck.

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by howard_pincham In reply to Drivers for Hp CD Writer ...

Check out the HP support site. I had no problems finding NT drivers for an 8100 CD writer. You may find drivers for your CDRW and DVD devices. hhp

http://www.hp.com/cposupport/

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