DVD Rom drivers

This is a discussion on DVD Rom drivers within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I recently sold someone a DVD rom, and they need drivers for it as they are using win98. I always ...

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    DVD Rom drivers

    I recently sold someone a DVD rom, and they need drivers for it as they are using win98. I always used XP but told them i would get them drivers, since they did pay me 90.00 for it

    Welp i can't find the same things, maybe you can, heres the name and all:

    NEC DV-5800A

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    have u tried here, assuming it's an NEC brand?

    http://support.neccomp.com/downloads/search/default.htm
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    no go....

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    i have been looking for hours, i am going royally insane i swear it....

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    You shouldn't need drivers for a DVD rom. Windows picks it up as a regular cd rom, and then the software, such as Power DVD runs the DVD player. What you need is software, not drivers. Power DVD is a real good program, and I think there is free versions on the net, but don't quote me on it.
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    It's going to be hard to find a windows software dvd player... i know from experience. You're better off buying the cheapest program and giving it to him.

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    It's not that hard... look what I found on download.com today - a special DVD player section.

    http://download.com.com/3150-2194-0-...mdvd&tag=sptlt

    some of the programs are free.
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    U kno i think i member just using my decoder (windvd) in 98 with my old dvd rom.....i own a copy of PowerDVD 3 and 4, plus windvd and DVDNOW....let me give him those and see what happens.

    Thnx guys

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    You sure picked the DVD i must say !
    You're not the only one with this problem, I've seen many others
    asking for drivers on this specific DVD. Just to check, This is the one you're talking about?

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