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DVD-CD RW driver no longer working...PC is 6mnths old is a compaq presario SR5200 and has windows vista


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  • Linda Vestal Jul 01, 2008

    scan also said 16 drivers were out of date...updated most...some wouldnt...said one not even showing....all i do is play online games at same sight,,, know why this is happening



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Most drivers get out-of-date because the manufacturer put out a newer driver. If everything is running properly --Leave it Alone!!

Finding drivers is pretty easy go to the manufacturers website click on support the look up your device model number. If you have a hard time finding a device name or model go to START then ALL PROGRAMS then ACCESSORIES there you will find SYSTEM TOOLS and there (near the bottom) SYSTEM INFORMATION. Once in system info click the plus sign next to COMPONENTS there click the component that you need to find out about. Next to the word NAME you should find the Manufacturer and part number. With that info conquer!


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OLD IRON DAY; (ouch)
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