have hardware vintage 2004 /TDK 241040X CDRW & / DM166D DVD
-CD & DVD run but will not read the discs-recent virus cleaned off OS
device driver list on Control Panel Hardware list shows exclamation points -
tried uninstall - let windows reinstall drivers - no good -
suggestions? Thank you for the assistance
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Try searching by vendor and device codes.
If you go in device manager, (for whichever device you need driver for)
Right click properties, go in details for the device driver.
You will see a code like per example VEN_8086&DEV_27D8&SUBSYS...
The VEN code means vendor and the DEV code means device: in this case the vendor is 8086 and the device is 27D8.
Once you have the two codes, go to www.pcidatabase.com.
Enter the two codes and you should get the name of your hardware. From there you can search for a driver download for your hardware.