centrelatch 19:10 08 Jan 2005

Hi forum.. i want to formatt my pc but i read a article that when i do i will lose all the drivers, thats fine for the ones i have cds for , but what about things like my cd drive and my dvd drive which came with the pc and i dont no what their manufacturer is and my modem . ure help would b appreiciated

  VoG II 19:13 08 Jan 2005

Windows should auto detect those drives and apply its default drivers. No special drivers are generally necessary for CD and DVD drives.

  kakasnarta 19:15 08 Jan 2005

if you reformat your h/d you will lose everything your only option will be to re-install your op system....if you have a modern mobo the bios will load the basic drivers for your system cd rom dvd etc then you can search for later drivers if needed later.

  sortof 19:18 08 Jan 2005

For your modem, if you have no driver, you need to download the driver from the net and save it to a disk. You can find out what modem you have by double-clicking system icon in Control Panel and clicking on device manager then look in the list for modem and click the little plus sign once; the name of the modem will be displayed there in the sub-list.

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