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Old 03-04-02, 05:47 PM
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Angry dvd drive

ok guys i've had a toshiba dvd drive in my computer every since it was new.haven't used it once and wasn't planning on it no-where in the near future so dummy me took it out the system. well one day wife gets a wild hair and buys a dvd for the computer.how was i suppose to know that.now i have looked in my computer and everywhere i can think of and i can't find it.now what? would i have to reload windows 98 or would it even be in there.boy you just never know what;s in the mind of a woman i guess huh guys.well thanks and preciate any help.
 
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Old 03-04-02, 07:43 PM
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I been with mama 24 years and don't even try to understand her!!!!
I just Love her and hug her and squeeze her and I'll call her Georg...... oooops!! Saw your webpage and it looks good. Can't help with audio..... But..

The DVD ROM can be re-installed into your PC provided you still have available IDE channel (didn't add second hard drive and CD burner yet?) and 5.25" bay,,from original position maybe? There are commonly 4 IDE channels on most modern motherboards. 2 Channels per IDE controller. Sounds like your original setup had 3 channels filled; CD ROM, HDD and DVD ROM. No need for drivers for the DVD ROM as it is recognized as a 'CD' automatically. If you have not changed the physical arrangement of components, should be able to just plug DVD back into place.
To play movies you must have some playback software AND IF OLDER PC may need to have DVD-decoder card,,,, this may also be built-in to video card. Please check your docs for original build.

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Old 03-06-02, 07:41 AM
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And what sir is wrong with Branson? Other than long traffic lines, expensive venues, TOURISTS… not to mention I am 30 minutes from it… And avoid the place like the plague! Anyway you physically removed the DVD from the system? If so when you re-installed it did the system come up and say it had found new hardware? If not then you will have to find the drivers for it manually and install them. Not hard to do. You will need the name of the DVD player and model number, go to www.driverguide.com sign up and get the drivers for it. Toshiba may even have them on their site.
 
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Old 03-07-02, 05:39 PM
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Hi BigMike,

I have not had a chance to visit Branson. However it has become more of a Mecca for fans to EXPERIENCE Honky Tonk Country music that Nashville USED TO BE. And I also avoid tourist traps if possible, but I work downtown.

Driversguide.com is excellent place to find drivers for many components. Winfiles.cnet.com and drivershq.com are also sources to find device drivers.

BTW: a friendly warning. Hitachi DVD G-2000 (2X), do not use the drivers that came with it or available for download. With Windows 9x, slows everything down. Major pain when your system freezes.

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