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Computer dvd win98

Win98 not recognising dvd drive in compaq presario 7994. Helpin my mum 3,000 miles away any suggestions i may not have thought of would be appreciated. Thank you.

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U install old version dvd driver in your system (Windows 98 compatable) and enjoy

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