PCMCIA Cd-Rom wont work after formatting laptop

  keith-236785 20:40 16 Jan 2004


I have just formatted my compaq5300 laptop and re-installed windows98 which was on drive D, i have had the cdrom working before (thats how i got win98 on drive D).

the problem is that i have lost the instructions for the cd rom and for the life in me i can't remember how to get it to work again.

i think it is something to do with the card socket services as my pcmcia modem wont work either.

i am at a total loss, god only (and hopefully someone out there) knows how to.

any help would be most appreciated.



  Big Elf 21:03 16 Jan 2004

I think you may need to install the laptop drivers.

In the short term if you email me I can send you a generic CD driver that should get it working again.

Send me an email and I'll forward them to you (about 150K).

  Big Elf 21:05 16 Jan 2004

Support page is at click here enter

  keith-236785 21:12 16 Jan 2004

Big Elf, i have just e-mailed you so could you please send the driver, thanks

ps. the link took me to HP's site, i know they have taken over compaq but i havent had chance to look around yet.

  Belatucadrus 21:18 16 Jan 2004

click here may also be of interest.

  Big Elf 21:18 16 Jan 2004

Click on the radio button for 'download software and drivers' then enter 5300 in the 'for' box. A number of downloads are available.

The email hasn't arrived yet.

  Big Elf 22:27 16 Jan 2004

Email still hasn't arrived. Send one to Big_Elf @ hotmail.com (remove the spaces either side of @) and I'll forward them to you although it may be tomorrow now before I do.

The hotmail addresss is one of my many disposable Big Elf email addresses by the way.

  Big Elf 22:30 16 Jan 2004

It just arrived?. The drivers are on the way. Copy them to a floppy and run cdsetup.exe

You don't know me from Adam so virus scan them on receipt.

  keith-236785 05:09 17 Jan 2004

Thanks Big Alf, and i always do scan attachments (since being caught out lol).

i will try running that but it will be tonight cos im on my way to work now.


  keith-236785 15:22 19 Jan 2004

Hi Big elf

tried the files you sent, didnt work.

the problem seems to be with the socket services not being loaded and card services not running as a result.

any more ideas anyone?

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