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help me make it work.. the pc.. plz:)

i recently put back together a dell dimension 4100. i put a clean win98se on it.

i want to use it for games (they will run on 98) nagunz, igunz, hero online(until i find out if its any good),

i tried to use updated drivers from all over (for video card, sound card, motherboard) then was told to use only the ones from the dell website.

i plan on doing this after another clean install since i have many files on this computer now which will take too much time to find and delete.

however i am trying to get the cd burner working so that i can burn a few things to disk so i dont have to wait for the downloads again

it is a HP CD-Writer Plus 8100i that had been put in here, when i got to hp site for drivers i find it hard to tell which files to use (do i have to wait for a mailed cd??) for hp drivers?

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Aha. CD writers have no drivers.

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That could be the problem. Instead we use CD recording software such as CDBURNERXP (

I can see why you had an issue there.


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in that case can i just download any free cd record write software to use? win98se fat32 right? no.. ?..

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can someone recommend a cdwriter program for win98se? ?

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I already did reccomend one.

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And yes it works with 98. I can only guess you didn't look at it.


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probably didnt look long enough

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thnx i have already started reformatting initial and a drive i yanked out of a tivo, i will use that program when the sys is runnin again, maybe you could help w/ something else..

at dell dimension 4100 win 98 drivers site i was wondering which of these drivers i should install? i am gonna pick and choose until somebody can give me better directions if any suggestions, they would be much appreciated.

thnx again

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Here's my recipe.

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1. Install the OS.
2. Use the driver cd from the machine.
3. Failing item 2 (lost it?) then I install motherboard drivers, then video, audio and "others."


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i am following recipe 2. i never had the driver set from manufact. my friend gave me this pc. thank you for your advice, this was the first time ive ever posted anything in a forum.. it has helped alot .. net is amazing... building pcs is fun...

if u r interested = my original problem was that:

tho i used intel chipset driver from a game site, video, sound, from nvidia and creative; directx and media player 9 from microsoft sites
(which all seemed to work fine)
when i put a cd into the cddvd rom drive with speakers connected to 1/8" sound card jack i could:
get sound from system/accessories/entertainment/cdplayer

but not win media player 9 (from microsoft website)

not in NAGunz: The Duel free mmo3rdps

not in hero online mmorpg
any ideas? im new to actually being involved with pcs..

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That's supposed to happen.

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The jack on the CDROM drive is not capable of output from the sound card.

Hope this helps you get over that.


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im sorry misunderstanding, the speakers are plugged directly into the sound card 1/8" out jack not the cdrom headphone jack.. thnx for your advice i am going to do a complete reinstall of win98se then use dell site for chipset then video, then NIC card( have to find out what this is tho) then audio then modem then updates for someone elses suggestion i will make an everest report if you are interested can post it if youd like

thnx again for your help
im new at building pcs and posting..

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