CD Drivers need to be installed every time

  Sylv 09:13 24 Jan 2005
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I have re-formatted a PC with Windows 2000. It works fine except I have to reinstall the CD drivers every time I want to use the CD. How can I sort this so that the drivers are installed and they stay installed?

  Zaphod Beeblebrox 09:18 24 Jan 2005

normally you wouldnt have to install drivers for a cdrom windows should have drivers for it but if you have installed drivers are they the correct ones for your operating system

  ventanas 09:23 24 Jan 2005

I don't understand what you mean, optical drives do not require any drivers. All that is necessary for them to work is built into Windows.

  Sylv 09:25 24 Jan 2005

I had no problems whatsoever installing Windows 2000 and other software. When I reboot the machine and go into My Computer, there is no D: drive showing, only C: and A: I have to go to the Add New Hardware to reinstall the drivers for the CD and then the drive letter appears.

  Zaphod Beeblebrox 09:41 24 Jan 2005

check your bios settings has the bios detected a cd drive

  Sylv 09:48 24 Jan 2005

When I installed Windows 2000 I reset the BIOS so that it looks for a CD first in the boot sequence

  Sylv 12:02 01 Feb 2005

Solved the problem - it turns out that the boot sequence has to be hard drive, floppy drive, cd drive. This is not the case in all the PCs I work with, but it seems to work in this case.
Thanks everyone for your help.

  Sylv 12:02 01 Feb 2005

Solved the problem - it turns out that the boot sequence has to be hard drive, floppy drive, cd drive. This is not the case in all the PCs I work with, but it seems to work in this case.
Thanks everyone for your help.

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