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Most of my drivers are incompatible with WinXP, including my CD-Rom drive(cannot read discs). How can I resolve this problem? I have no problems with losing all my data if I need to reformat, but I'd like to know when all is done that the discs will be read.
 

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TJack said:
Most of my drivers are incompatible with WinXP, including my CD-Rom drive(cannot read discs). How can I resolve this problem? I have no problems with losing all my data if I need to reformat, but I'd like to know when all is done that the discs will be read.
Um, Windows XP does not normaly require special drivers for CD-ROM drives, so I don't know what you're talking about. If you can boot the machine and get on the internet, you should be able to fix a lot of this simply by going to Windows Update. It should have updated XP drivers for your hardware.
Go to Windows Update, click "Custom" and then examin the "Hardware, Optional" section. It should have some XP-compatible drivers for you.
If that doesn't work, find out what the make and model-number of your video card, motherboard, sound card, modems, NICs, etc. are, and then go get the XP-compatible drivers from the web sites of the various MFGs.
 

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I'd rather start over. I've tried updating the drivers. More problems. My computer read discs on Windows 2000 and later. I want to start over using my Windows 2000 disc and work from there.

I'm a formatting noob though. This pc is years(5?) old and has never been fully cleaned. Not sure what I'm doing :4-dontkno
 

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A pack of floppies is dirt cheap, you shouldn't have any trouble finding some. Try Frys, Radio Shack, CompUSA, Compusmart, Circut City, etc. Or, just check your local Wall Mart.

Do you have a Windows XP SP2 Slipstream disk handy? That's probably your best bet for re-installing Windows.
 

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Picked up some floppies. Ran the .exe and copied the disk image. Now what? I tried updating the device (device manager, updated driver, install from disk, A:\)

haven't been able to figure this out :sleep:

can my cd-rom even work with winxp? it only takes a upgrade patch?
 

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From their site

Subject-------------------------Operating System
CRD-8482B MS-DOS Driver---------Windows 3.1
-----------------------------------MS-DOS 6.0

File Name--------------------------------Size
8482B.zip---------------------------------107K
cdrom_dosdriver_installation.htm-----------11K
and from http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/LG/LG-CRD8482B-firmware-17.shtml

Win ALL and downloads as .exe

I used the exe and copied to floppy. I'm not sure what to do next.
 
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