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Anonymous
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April 17, 2004 1:36:02 PM

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Earlier a man named Matt posted his dillemma -- Windows XP told him his CD-ROM drivers were corrupt and it could not install his CD-ROM. A Mr. Yves LeClerc answered that the drivers to the CD-ROM were on the Windows XP installation CD. Both Matt and I posted that it is rather difficult to get the drivers OFF of the XP CD when the CD-ROM drive WON'T WORK. And another person has since posted that they are having the SAME problem. Apparently this is a common problem with Windows XP. WHY is there NO WAY to get CD-ROM/CD-RW drivers for XP except ON the XP CD?? Was ANYONE THINKING?????

FYI -- I copied the drivers off of another computer which had a functioning CD-RW drive, and copied those files into the appropriate folders on my computer, but XP is STILL saying that my drivers are missing or corrupt. I would REALLY APPRECIATE an ANSWER that WORKS.

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Anonymous
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April 17, 2004 4:22:33 PM

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Restore CD/DVD Drives to Explorer
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_cd_dvd_fix.h...

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Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
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"BrenHébert" <brenhebert@yahoo.com> wrote in message:
news:7AEDC566-C93C-4FA8-A0B6-4FB01698B070@microsoft.com...

| Earlier a man named Matt posted his dillemma -- Windows XP told him his CD-ROM drivers were corrupt and it
could not install his CD-ROM. A Mr. Yves LeClerc answered that the drivers to the CD-ROM were on the Windows
XP installation CD. Both Matt and I posted that it is rather difficult to get the drivers OFF of the XP CD
when the CD-ROM drive WON'T WORK. And another person has since posted that they are having the SAME problem.
Apparently this is a common problem with Windows XP. WHY is there NO WAY to get CD-ROM/CD-RW drivers for XP
except ON the XP CD?? Was ANYONE THINKING?????
|
| FYI -- I copied the drivers off of another computer which had a functioning CD-RW drive, and copied those
files into the appropriate folders on my computer, but XP is STILL saying that my drivers are missing or
corrupt. I would REALLY APPRECIATE an ANSWER that WORKS.
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
April 17, 2004 5:38:24 PM

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You're desperate, but you don't want to call or visit your retail or any
around-the-corner store? They usually reply: 'Bring your machine here'.
BTW, you can readdress the questions to Redmond.
Related resources
Anonymous
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April 17, 2004 8:20:01 PM

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In article <7AEDC566-C93C-4FA8-A0B6-4FB01698B070@microsoft.com>,
=?Utf-8?B?QnJlbkjDqWJlcnQ=?= <brenhebert@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Earlier a man named Matt posted his dillemma -- Windows XP told him
his CD-ROM drivers were corrupt and it could not install his
CD-ROM. A Mr. Yves LeClerc answered that the drivers to the CD-ROM
were on the Windows XP installation CD. Both Matt and I posted that
it is rather difficult to get the drivers OFF of the XP CD when the
CD-ROM drive WON'T WORK. And another person has since posted that
they are having the SAME problem. Apparently this is a common problem
with Windows XP. WHY is there NO WAY to get CD-ROM/CD-RW drivers for
XP except ON the XP CD?? Was ANYONE THINKING?????

> FYI -- I copied the drivers off of another computer which had a
>functioning CD-RW drive, and copied those files into the appropriate
>folders on my computer, but XP is STILL saying that my drivers are
>missing or corrupt. I would REALLY APPRECIATE an ANSWER that WORKS.


Please set your newsreader software to wrap lines, 70 chars is a good
length.

Unfortunatly there's lots more to installing a driver than copying the
files.

If your CD drive is wired up correctly (power, IDE cable, and the
right jumpers for master/slave) the Plug&Play services should find it
and either set it up automatically or ask for media that has the right
files on it. I'd expect the drivers for most CD drives are included
in XP.

Try going into device manager and see what the settings are for
your drive, or tell it to discover new hardware. If you don't see
your drive it's broken, incompatible, or incorrectly wired.

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Al Dykes
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adykes at p a n i x . c o m
Anonymous
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April 17, 2004 10:16:02 PM

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Downloaded the restore drivers file, ran the .exe file, it told me to reboot, I rebooted, still nothing. Device driver STILL shows the yellow exclamation point and still gives the same error.
Anonymous
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April 17, 2004 10:56:02 PM

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The regedit solution is what FINALLY got my CD-RW working again!! Thanks, Jason!
Anonymous
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April 17, 2004 11:59:00 PM

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> You're desperate

I wouldn't say that, just looking for a possible answer to his
problem.

> but you don't want to call or visit your retail or any
> around-the-corner store? They usually reply: 'Bring your
machine here'.

Yes but that usually costs money whereas these forums are
normally helpful and there's almost always someone who has the
answer.


Richard
Anonymous
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April 18, 2004 2:02:55 AM

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Glad to have been able to help.

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"Brenda Hébert" <brenhebert@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The regedit solution is what FINALLY got my CD-RW working again!! Thanks,
Jason!
Anonymous
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April 18, 2004 3:33:58 AM

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Richard,
You got me. It's hard enough to react properly when you sit in front of your
KVM and it's far more complicated doing that in NG. Nobody knows how
experienced any poster is, and it's a thin ice giving more or less detailed
answer.
Actually, everyone here answers the questions, but only G-d knows how these
answers correlate with the original problem, unless it's obvious.
Anonymous
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April 18, 2004 7:30:34 AM

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You can't simply copy drivers from another machine, so try going to the
manufacturers web site and downloading the driver "installation" for the
device(s) in question. Or search the net for driver web sites that provide
drivers for xp. Good Luck.



"BrenHébert" <brenhebert@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:7AEDC566-C93C-4FA8-A0B6-4FB01698B070@microsoft.com...
> Earlier a man named Matt posted his dillemma -- Windows XP told him his
CD-ROM drivers were corrupt and it could not install his CD-ROM. A Mr. Yves
LeClerc answered that the drivers to the CD-ROM were on the Windows XP
installation CD. Both Matt and I posted that it is rather difficult to get
the drivers OFF of the XP CD when the CD-ROM drive WON'T WORK. And another
person has since posted that they are having the SAME problem. Apparently
this is a common problem with Windows XP. WHY is there NO WAY to get
CD-ROM/CD-RW drivers for XP except ON the XP CD?? Was ANYONE THINKING?????
>
> FYI -- I copied the drivers off of another computer which had a
functioning CD-RW drive, and copied those files into the appropriate folders
on my computer, but XP is STILL saying that my drivers are missing or
corrupt. I would REALLY APPRECIATE an ANSWER that WORKS.
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
April 18, 2004 1:10:00 PM

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> It's hard enough to react properly when you sit in front of your
> KVM and it's far more complicated doing that in NG. Nobody knows how
> experienced any poster is, and it's a thin ice giving more or less
> detailed answer.

Rereading the original post, I see what you mean and maybe the best action
in this case would be to go to the local store to have a look at that
specific PC.

> Actually, everyone here answers the questions, but only G-d knows how
> these answers correlate with the original problem, unless it's obvious.

I know that 90% of people do that and try to be helpful too. I am very
much a lurker and only just joined this NG as I'm currently on W2K Pro but
have a new PC arriving on Friday with XP Pro installed so am avidly
reading all interesting looking messages. I'm hoping to be able to
transfer most things across fairly painlessly temporarily moving the HD in
the old machine to the new, setting it as a slave and then doing some
judicious copying, moving and reinstalling to save as many settings as
possible.


Richard
Anonymous
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April 18, 2004 1:45:59 PM

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I've lost track of the original problem, what device has the
yellow warning?

Have you tried using the device manager to remove the device
and rebooting so that it can be detected as "new" and the
proper drivers installed?

BTW, Brenda, you should not use your email address in these
newsgroups or either you'll get a ton of spam and viruses
sent to you or your address will be picked up and used to
send spam and viruses to others. You could use something
like...brenhebert at yodel dot calm.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But legislators see it as an obstacle to be overcome.


"Brenda Hébert" <brenhebert@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:60E83D78-4FF1-43F2-8C4F-955F8A237035@microsoft.com...
| Downloaded the restore drivers file, ran the .exe file, it
told me to reboot, I rebooted, still nothing. Device driver
STILL shows the yellow exclamation point and still gives the
same error.
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
April 18, 2004 2:58:19 PM

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Oh yeah, participating in NG is a great fun and knowledge improvement.
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
April 19, 2004 2:20:00 AM

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> Oh yeah, participating in NG is a great fun and knowledge improvement.

Surely not a touch of sarcasm there? ;-)

Richard
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
April 19, 2004 3:58:19 AM

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Not in the least 'cause I can't decide what might be more sarcastic, the
'fun' or 'knowledge' :o )
Anonymous
a b \ Driver
April 20, 2004 6:10:56 AM

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On Sat, 17 Apr 2004 09:36:02 -0700, "BrenHébert"

>Earlier a man named Matt posted his dillemma -- Windows XP told him his
>CD-ROM drivers were corrupt and it could not install his CD-ROM.

This is interesting, because generally one does not need "special"
drivers to read CD-ROM drives in any version of Windows since the
original Windows 95 - as long as the CD-ROM is on a standard IDE
controller, that is. Unless Matt's was on some oddball interface
(e.g. an ancient laptop using parallel port kludge), the most likely
situation may be a sick CD-ROM drive that's mis-recognised.

>A Mr. Yves LeClerc answered that the drivers to the CD-ROM were
>on the Windows XP installation CD. Both Matt and I posted that it is
>rather difficult to get the drivers OFF of the XP CD when the CD-ROM
>drive WON'T WORK.

Yep - but if you know where they are, you can:
- read them from another PC
- read them from the same PC via a different OS (e.g. DOS mode)

That's a lot better than not knowing where they are ;-)

>And another person has since posted that they are having the SAME
>problem. Apparently this is a common problem with Windows XP.

Never seen it myself, which makes this thread interestring to me - I'd
like to swot up this before I *do* see it!

>WHY is there NO WAY to get CD-ROM/CD-RW drivers for XP
>except ON the XP CD?? Was ANYONE THINKING?????

CDRW drivers (or more accurately, writing software) are fine on CD,
given that "undriven" CDRW drives will work fine as CD-ROMs. It would
be dumb to write a copy of these to CDRW via packet-writing software,
then find you need the packet-writing software to read them again.

>FYI -- I copied the drivers off of another computer which had a
>functioning CD-RW drive, and copied those files into the
>appropriate folders on my computer, but XP is STILL saying
>that my drivers are missing or corrupt.

That's more or less the mileage I'd been half-expecting.

>I would REALLY APPRECIATE an ANSWER that WORKS.

OK. What interface is your CD-ROM attached to? So far I'm assuming
the normal ATAPI (IDE) but if it's an oddball, all bets are off.

First, does your CD-ROM drive work on that PC? Try this via a DOS
mode boot diskette with CD-ROM drivers set up on it - a standard Win98
Emergency Boot Diskette would do, so www.bootdisk.com

Second; check forensics to see whether there is damage to the existing
driver. Look at the log of ChkDsk activity to see whether a relevant
file was "fixed" (ChkDsk "fixes" typically trash what they "fix").
Look at the log of your antivirus to see whether a relevant driver
file was found to be infected and cleaned (av-cleaning can sometimes
leave the file virus-free but non-functional).

Consider also the driver cache; perhaps the relevant material in
there, or in the PreFetch store, is damaged - clearing this may allow
the driver to work properly. Finally, exclude active virus infection
that may be messing up your driver access.

Sorry these suggestions are a bit vague - it's not a problem I've seen
before, but that's where I'd start digging!



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