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Good computer gone bad

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chris52, Nov 26, 2002.

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  1. chris52

    chris52 Thread Starter

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    Let me try this one more time. I have very limited knowledge on computers and always seem to have a problem, so he is my new delima. A few months back, I slicked my hard drive and attempted to start a new, only I didn't realize that I did not have the driver disks that came with my computer and that is very bad. I go windows 98se loaded and what drivers could be loaded from it, now I am having trouble with some of the hardware. I can't load anything through the floppy disk or the CD Rom or CD Writer drives. I have at least 4 unknown devices in the device manager and I am unable to play any music through my computer. I did have musicmatch on before and I downloaded it again, but can not play anything. I tried to download drivers for my CD drives and after using the dos based driver loader program that came with the download, I get this on start up...
    IBM
    Starting Windows 98
    LITE-ON IDE CD-ROM DEVICE DRIVER VERSION 2.1
    COPYRIGHT (C) LITE-ON TECH CORP 1994-1996 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    PRIMARY MASTER
    PRIMARY SLAVE
    SECONDARY MASTER CDWRITER IDE 8X32 1.5
    15
    SECONDAR SLAVE_

    and then it just stops. It will not start unless I use the step by step start up and answer no to any question aboout my cd drives. My computer is as follows..
    IBM 227020U
    System # 02627016220160
    Win 98se
    566 intel celeron
    40 gig HD
    CDWriter IDE8X32
    Lite-On CD-ROM LTN 485S

    If anyone can be of any help, it would be great. Thank you in advance.
     
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  3. chris52

    chris52 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the zip, but now I can not get my floppy to do anything. I have no idea what is going on here. I think my computer is looking in my CDRom for my OS on start up and I have a CDRW and a CDRom I can not use and when I try to play someting with Musicmatch, i get the error "waveout format not supported". What does that mean. If anyone can help, it would be great. Thanks
     
  4. SoulBlade

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    Sounds like a soundcard problem there.
     
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