Old 20-01-2009   #1
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I own a Old HP Pavilion 753N & Need free Drivers!

As I stated above, I currently own an old box (HP Pavilion 753N) and both my CD-RW & DVD drivers are gone.
Somehow they were deleteed and are missing. (not corrupt)

I have searched all over the WWW, and cannot find a web site that offers a free download for the following drivers:

CD-RW (GCE8400B)
DVD (LTD163)

Oh, and HP does not hage them available on their web site. I already tried. Guess the box is too old.

Does anyone know of a site that can offer an old guy a freebie download so I can use this box 100% again?

Thanks so much for any help!

Rob
Gainesville, Fl.
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Old 20-01-2009   #2
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Re: I own a Old HP Pavilion 753N & Need free Drivers!

If you are using Windows XP, the drivers for you optical drives should be included with the operating system. Back up all your important data then do a repair installation and that should fix it. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...ps/doug92.mspx Requires a Windows XP cd.

There is probably an easier fix, so stay tuned and see if more people chip in ideas.

Do the drives show up in My Computer? Do you get an error notification in Device Manager? Have you tried updating or rolling back the drivers in Device Manager?
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Re: I own a Old HP Pavilion 753N & Need free Drivers!

HP should have the drivers, but you aren't looking for drivers for each specific drive, you are looking for the motherboard or chipset drivers (specifically the IDE bus drivers).

Aside from that, you can typically just remove/delete the drives and the IDE channels in Device Manager and reboot.
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Re: I own a Old HP Pavilion 753N & Need free Drivers!

*sigh*

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
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