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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 9:02:02 AM

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My computer locked up during a windows update (hardware drivers)
installation. After resetting it, I got errors against my DVD drive and my
sound card has disappeared. The DVD drive properties now says that the
windows driver is missing or corrupted.

How can I get the windows driver back without having to re-install windows ?
(Win XP home)

Cheers
Anonymous
June 9, 2005 11:07:39 AM

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How to start the System Restore tool at a command prompt in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304449

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Gibbylinks" wrote:

| My computer locked up during a windows update (hardware drivers)
| installation. After resetting it, I got errors against my DVD drive and my
| sound card has disappeared. The DVD drive properties now says that the
| windows driver is missing or corrupted.
|
| How can I get the windows driver back without having to re-install windows ?
| (Win XP home)
|
| Cheers
June 9, 2005 6:14:52 PM

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Gibbylinks wrote:

> My computer locked up during a windows update (hardware drivers)
> installation. After resetting it, I got errors against my DVD drive and my
> sound card has disappeared. The DVD drive properties now says that the
> windows driver is missing or corrupted.
>
> How can I get the windows driver back without having to re-install windows ?
> (Win XP home)
>
> Cheers

In the future don't get driver updates from the WU site. If needed go
to the device manufacturer's site or the computer OEM. And only update
drivers if there is a problem the update should correct or a must have
new feature.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
June 10, 2005 2:13:13 PM

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Gibbylinks wrote:
>> My computer locked up during a windows update (hardware drivers)
>> installation. After resetting it, I got errors against my DVD drive
>> and my sound card has disappeared. The DVD drive properties now says
>> that the windows driver is missing or corrupted.
>>
>> How can I get the windows driver back without having to re-install
>> windows ? (Win XP home)
>>
>> Cheers

Look into System restore - there is probably a restore point made just
before you did the Windows Update.

If not, try to roll back the drivers where you can. That may be sufficient.

If not, you can remove entry for the device from Device Manager, reboot,
have Windows re-detected it. Best if you have the manufacturer's device
drivers handy if in case Windows asks for them.

Even further, you can actually physically remove the device .. and go
through the process of replacing it and having Windows detect it. Best if
you have the manufacturer's device drivers handy if in case Windows asks for
them.
!