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11-21-2000, 04:29 PM
Hello! I rather new at this stuff. I'm a literacy instructor in a small town with no tech support. I recently had a cd put in one of our computers. Everything was working fine. However, the D: drive is gone. I'm using Windows95. I checked the system device manger, but I can't really understand it. There are some yellow ! markers, but I'm not sure what to do about it. Everything else appears to be working fine.
Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
11-21-2000, 10:26 PM
Hey-di-ho Angiquin! Those little yeller markers indicate a conflict of sorts with the particular annotated item(s). Double click the afflicted device and this will take you to the properties menu. There should be a few tabs for "settings", "driver", "resources" all depending on the device. Review the info in each of those tabs and it will give you the most likely culprit. Possibly a damaged driver issue. Can be resolved by several means. Updating the driver from the manufacturer's website or removing the device from the device manager and then rebooting the pc to let windows re-detect and re-install the driver may help. Although, I believe the CD ROM uses already existing system drivers. If these don't help please post the info you see as to what the problem may be. Good luck!
11-28-2000, 08:27 PM
I did as you suggested. The primary and secondary controllers are not working. It suggest there is a virus. However, I have ran an antivirus software program, and it did not indicate any problems. Whatever, the result is that there are no drives. I am not sure who is the manufacturer , I think it is CMD technologies. Can I download a generic drive from the Internet that would operate with Windows95?
Thanks for your help.
12-01-2000, 09:30 PM
Well I'm fresh out of suggestions on this one except for possible known bugs concerning your mobo. It really helps to have a whole stack of info about your system to narrow down possibilities. Try identifying your motherboard by using tips found on Pete's site http://www.geocities.com/paleopete/ there is also www.motherboard.org (http://www.motherboard.org) that has a link to Mobo Cop and Mobot. There is usually quite a bit of reading to do when you're considering do-it-yourself pc repair so get used to it if you plan to follow this ever-changing path. Sorry I'm no more help to you...but hang around and see if catch someone else's eye http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif
12-02-2000, 02:00 AM
Hey Angiquin there was a rather long thread on the forum at www.thescreensavers.com (http://www.thescreensavers.com) on this exact topic and how to extract those IDE files from the windows cab files or disc. Take a stroll on over to that site and register to access the forums. It is on the home page towards the bottom right in a box with red lettering.
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