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    Lost CDROM

    My sons PC died and I had to format and re-install windows 98. The installation seemed to go OK until nearly complete then started asking for files. It seems to have lost the CD drive! Unfortunately I have been unable to find the original driver disk for the drive ( a Philips PCA363CD ). The emergency startup disc supports the CD ok and I was wondering if it possible in some way to extract the drivers from this disk to install the CDROM?

    Many Thanks in advance

    Peter

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    Re: Lost CDROM

    can you boot the computer
    if you can look in device manager to see if the drive is there
    if it is delete it and reboot
    sometimes this will reinstall the windows drivers for the device that isn't working right

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    Re: Lost CDROM

    Found the problem thanks <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    The PC had 2 HD's, I put them back in the wrong order, worked ok under dos but confused Windows <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    Many Thanks

    Peter

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