As you know I am Barmoor's Kid sister - She needs help. She lost her DVD Drive was advised to re install 98se - has done this but now appear to have reverted to standard graphics and can't install G force etc. Also her D drive appears to have disappeared. Any Suggestions welcome - please keep it as simple as possible I have to dictate to her over the phone as she can not log on.
Computer is goosed. I have been having problems with my DVD/CR-RW coupled with DMA not enabling. Yesterday I telephoned Evesham Technical Support and after some checks it was suggested that I reinstall Windows 98SE in a different Director, i.e Windows2. With the help of Tech Support I started the process. I was told that by doing it this way I would retain any data but would have to reinstall drivers and software.
During the process noticed the following:
An error occured loading..... the undermentioned files.... C:|PROGRAM~1\OUTLOO~1\oeimport.dll C:|PROGRAM~1\OUTLOO~1\msoe.dll C:|PROGRAM~1\COMMON~1\System\Wab32.dll
At the conclusion of installing Windows 98SE I then attempted to reinstall the drivers following the order that Evesham had told me.
First Graphics. I placed my Nvidia disc in the D Drive and got a fleeting glance of something loading. At this stage my screen was in Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) and remained so.
I then started to load drivers for Sound, Modem (difficulties there) printer and scanner.
The screen remained in Standard Graphics.
Then, I cant remember after what, the D Driver disappeared completely not in my computer, nor in Device Manager.
In Device Manager a fault shows up with the Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) and Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
I think one of my problems stems from the fact that Evesham changed the Graphics card back in 2002 and didnt give me the driver.
I know I have problems with the modem driver as well.
I think I need new Graphics Driver and a Driver for my Samsung SM304 Combo Drive.
I havent slept. Can anyone please advise as of urgency because I'm in the Library and will have to make alternative arrangements to download any drivers - point me in the direction of web sites and I shall take a note and try downloading elsewhere.