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December 9, 2010 11:50:03 PM

Hi all,

This may sound STUPID!!!!, but how do you know you're missing a driver for your CD rom?

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December 10, 2010 12:05:15 AM

Unless you have some sort of special optical drive (and you very likely don't), Windows 7 loads all of the default drivers necessary to install optical drives.

To check the status of the drivers, go into Control Panel/Device Manager. Indicators will show up for hardware devices that have problems (like dorked drivers).

If you CD ROM isn't working, it may not be connected properly, dirty, or defective. How old is this optical drive? What make/model is it?
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December 10, 2010 12:55:33 AM

CD rom plug & play ! no specific driver like other Hardware, that is same monitor, HDD
sure in Bios your CDROOM enabled., also check Cable & Power connetion ? the sound like is Damage !
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December 10, 2010 5:52:38 AM

mzwin74u said:
Hi all,

This may sound STUPID!!!!, but how do you know you're missing a driver for your CD rom?


I assume you are having trouble with the drive? What are the symptoms, exactly?
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