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    I hope this is the right place to this, if not I'm sorry.
    I uninstalled my CD-Drive & IDE Secondary Channel because I was having trouble in booting CDs I have burned. This has been a problem for a long time. The CDs boot fine on other machines. I have a old HP 531w with a
    MITTSUMI CR-48X9TE drive. Apparently this has been a bug for a while on these old HP units. Any way on reboot it says the driver is incompatible with this system. I'm running one of the very first XP versions released OEM.
    I have all the updates installed. I guess with all the services packs installed some how it makes the original driver wrong or unrecognizable somehow.
    Is there a way to install the driver without do a complete rebuild or reinstall
    of Windows ??

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    Sonny Powell

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    Re: IDE Secondary Channel

    Are you saying you went into Device Manager and unintsalled the secondary IDE channel? You can try getting drivers from HP or updating your chipset drivers. What driver are you trying sto install now?

    But if you can get it to install with any of that, reinstallation of Windows may be the only solution.