Cd Drives have disappeared after uninstalling Search and destroy

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Emma, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Emma

    Emma Guest

    I have uninstalled spybot search and destroy. The reason being that when it
    loads at startup it often crashes. Shame as it was a good program.
    Anyway when I rebooted after my cd drives have vanished.
    I looked in the control panel and found the drives but the drivers
    themselves need reinstalling (so it says) but how can I reinstall from the
    cd if the drive won't work.
    Because its been running slow for a while I have been thinking about
    formatting and starting again but I have a Microsoft cordless mouse and
    keyboard, will they work during a reload?
    Emma, Jun 20, 2004
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  2. Emma

    °Mike° Guest

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  3. Emma

    Roy Jones Guest

    Are you sure your CD-ROM won't run on a generic ATAPI driver?
    If it needs a vendor-specific driver, try the vendor's website or run a
    Google search for the drive's make and model.

    If you can locate the driver on the Net, you should be able to load it from
    your hard disk.

    Roy Jones, Jun 20, 2004
  4. Emma

    gman Guest

    Which version of spybot did u download and where did u get it? I had
    trouble with the latest 1.3, so i went back to 1.2. I did not
    experience any problems with the drivers like you.

    1. You may try restarting from a boot cd. This will have a generic cd

    2. Download the drivers from the manufacturer's web site.

    In the future copy the contents of the windows cd into a folder on ur
    hard drive, such as C\winowsCD
    gman, Jun 23, 2004
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