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  1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,659
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       02 Jul 2015 #11

    MrQueely said: View Post
    No I don't have another drive handy, but I was thinking about switching to a new one anyway. I don't even remember who made the one that's acting up (no name on it either).
    This will take a while since I use PayPal and switching money through the bank and having the new drive delivered will take about 6 weeks lol.
    Oh, dang! That doesn't sound like an ideal situation!
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
       02 Jul 2015 #12

    Well now that I think about it I only use the drive for bootable disks anyway. Now that I use the cloud so much I rarely transfer anything to disk.
    Did I mention I can still boot from the drive?
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,659
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       02 Jul 2015 #13

    MrQueely said: View Post
    Well now that I think about it I only use the drive for bootable disks anyway. Now that I use the cloud so much I rarely transfer anything to disk.
    Did I mention I can still boot from the drive?
    Yeah, that was in one of your first posts.

    It's strange that you can boot from it, but it's not recognized by anything else.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
       02 Jul 2015 #14

    I must apologize if I seem like I jump around and forget things. I am on medications that have greatly affected my memory, cognition, judgement, and critical thinking skills. I do not mean to deliberately mislead or omit important facts.

    Thank You for your understanding!
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,659
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       02 Jul 2015 #15

    MrQueely said: View Post
    I must apologize if I seem like I jump around and forget things. I am on medications that have greatly affected my memory, cognition, judgement, and critical thinking skills. I do not mean to deliberately mislead or omit important facts.

    Thank You for your understanding!
    I'm not on meds and I still can't remember all of what I need to! I think it has something to do with age . . .
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
       02 Jul 2015 #16

    Wynona said: View Post
    I'm not on meds and I still can't remember all of what I need to! I think it has something to do with age . . .
    Oh yeah, I'm old too! That gave me 35 years of computer experience. But still I'm old!
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
       10 Jul 2015 #17

    Found my drive is no longer manufactured, so of course no Windows 10 driver available.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,659
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       10 Jul 2015 #18

    MrQueely said: View Post
    Found my drive is no longer manufactured, so of course no Windows 10 driver available.
    For the most part, the user doesn't have to do anything to get a DVD/CD drive to work, but I guess there should be something Windows looks for to get it to run right.
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  9. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,372
    Win 10 14393.51
       10 Jul 2015 #19

    MrQueely said: View Post
    Found my drive is no longer manufactured, so of course no Windows 10 driver available.
    I haven't seen an optical drive (CD, DVD) for years that required drivers other than those supplied by Microsoft.

    If you can boot from the drive, I expect that your problem is only in Windows. Replacing the drive may fix things, but it may not.

    Is your system based on the M3N-HT Deluxe that you list? If so, that uses the old (2008) nVidia 780a motherboard chipset. The newest drivers that I see for it at Visual Computing Leadership from NVIDIA are for Windows 7. There are newer ones available through the Microsoft Update Catalog, but those may be a bit of a pain to install manually for non-experts (like me).

    I own an old (2008) laptop with an nVidia chipset. When I upgraded it from Vista to Windows 7, I had some trouble getting Windows to recognize the chipset, until I got an installer to run. Subsequently, all updates were automatically installed.

    I think that your system is likely to be completely supported by Windows 10, but it may take some fiddlin' to get it all running properly. I think that it'll be worth the effort.
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  10. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 84
    Windows 10
       11 Jul 2015 #20

    bobkn, thank you very much for the info! Yes I am running M3N-HT Deluxe and I basically understand what you are saying but I don't know where to begin. I don't have the slightest idea about how to upgrade a MB chipset. All I can find are video drivers and BIOS updates, which are both up to date now.

    I guess this what Google is for - it's time to learn something new.

    Thanks again!
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