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Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2000 - 4:57 am:   

Could you please tell me how I would go about reloading cd rom drivers
back onto my computer after they have been removed.I would like to be able
to create a batch file to do this.
Thanks for your help in advance.
Danny Albers
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2000 - 6:28 pm:   

Just borrow any fairly new CD ROM installation diskette from almost an brand of CD ROM and run the install. Almost always works.

Print your autoexec.bat and config.sys before and after and you will see what was added to make the CD work.
Michelle Thompson
Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2000 - 4:41 pm:   

My operating system no longer recogonizes my CD-Rom drive. Also the Primary and secondary IDE controllers have a device status of code 10. How can I clean them up? Also what do I need to do to make Windows '95 recongize my CD Rom drive?
Please help.
Danny Albers
Posted on Monday, May 8, 2000 - 8:56 am:   

IDE driver problems in win95 are a total pain.

If you go to the device manager and delete the parent driver or the controller driver, your computer will probrably instantly freeze up, but it may force Windows to reload the drivers after the next boot up. For even better results, try this in safe mode. However, you may end up back at square one.

You can try reinstalling windows, this may work or it may just screw up everything, I would think this is a last resort, but alot of people do it. Personally, I despise reinstalling windows especially for driver issues. But sometimes it works.

You can also edit the autoexec.bat and remove the REM or the REM by Windows 95 in front of the MSCDEX.exe line. This will force the DOS cd extensions to load, and sometimes will give you back your CD in windows, even with the device errors.

Let me know what you try and the results ok?

Good luck.
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 9:22 am:   

I need the modem drivers for my presario 1075
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 10:08 pm:   


that link there goes to compaq's page to search for drivers by catagory; ie: audio, video, modem, etc. that should help you narrow it down. if you look in your manual, it should tell you which one it is, then go to the page and plug in your operating system, type computer, etc.
Owen Veber
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2003 - 6:40 pm:   

I need help installing a Compaq CD-RW CED 8080B (S27) Style 2...... into my pc. I'm running Windows 98SE and the Primary Slave is my SOny DVD DDU22OE. I've tried various combinations with the power and interface cable and it auto defaults to the Compaq drive and won't load windows until I unplug it completly. Reboot and it recognizes the DVD once again.
The interface cable has 2 different connectors on it and I've tried different combo's for Master and Slave but to no avail. There is a space on the back of the writer that has plastic covering 2 pins and the writing above it CSM and SLA.
THe Writer does work and is not damaged.
Do I have to go into my CMOS settings to fix this?
Compaq wouldn't help me because .. well you know about corp. tech support.....
PLease advise.
Thanking you in advance,

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