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Drive driver problem

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Sandwich1, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Sandwich1

    Sandwich1 Guest

    Ok, every time I boot, a message pops up saying that I have an unstable driver on my PC, and the location is unknown. I managed to find that driver...or at least 4 of it's vital files and deleted them. Later, when I put a disk into my dvd drive, it did not play, and later I discovered that the system did not see the drive (obviously, because the files I deleted were from the driver for the drive). Fourchenatly, I was smart enough to burn those particular files onto a disk before I deleted them, but now that my drive isn't recognised, I can't get them back on. So my question is: If I get those files onto a flash drive (from my disk on another PC) and drag them across into my drive (where I found them) will it make my system recognise the drive again?
     
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  2. onya

    onya Guest

    Go to Device manager and roll back the driver, does this help?
     
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  3. Sandwich1

    Sandwich1 Guest

    What do you mean. And if you're talking in XP terms, then I can't do it, because my OS (vista) doesn't have a XP like device manager.

    PS. sorry for any inconvenience, should've said what OS I had.
     
  4. onya

    onya Guest

    I'll have to go halves with you on that, coz I didn't ask!......LOL
    MS Vista....I don't have, so I can't help out....sorry.
     
  5. Sandwich1

    Sandwich1 Guest

    Ok. Thanks anyways....if anyone else xcan help, I'd apriciate it. =)
     
  6. Car.Mike

    Car.Mike Active member

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    Sandwich1,
    Can you do a repair install of the OS using Vista. If so then just install the OS over the old OS. If this is a Factory Box computer then there should be a hidden partition that has the factory restore files, You could also call the computer manuf if it is still under warranty.
     
  7. Sandwich1

    Sandwich1 Guest

    I don't really want to get that deep into it. lol..the PC is only 2 or 3 weeks old, so yeah, it's under warrenty. ..Will my proposed method in my 1st post work?
     
  8. Car.Mike

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    You can try it but I think it might not work. If it does not work then call the factory or do the factory restore from either the disks they provided or do it from the HD. Vista install's are supposed to be a lot quicker than XP. Good Luck
     
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    has vista got a system restore like xp? its saved my bacon a few times!
     
  10. Sandwich1

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    I dunno...where to I find the sys. restore function?
     
  11. Sandwich1

    Sandwich1 Guest

    Ok, I found it, I did it and it didn't work. There was no option to restore that particular driver when I wanted to do so.
     
  12. Car.Mike

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  13. Sandwich1

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    Oh, it's ok now man. I got it. Thanks! ..I had to set the PC back 12 days, but it's fine now.
     

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