I seemed to have nuked my d drive somehow.
we'll call this your optical drive ... removable storage ... CD-ROM (or CD-RW) ... the D:\
we'll call the harddrive ... local disk C ... fixed storage ... system drive ... volume C (all are the same) ... the C:\
I had downloaded a script with cd deluxe and all was fine and then it did it again.
I read this and think: "she downloaded from online a small file called a script that is somehow connected to a CD deluxe program or application" but I could be wrong. No mention of a website ...
Then I think, well maybe "she uploaded a small file (script) from a CD (deluxe) by placing the CD in her D:\ and when it displayed the content on that CD, she clicked a file (following a prompt) and it installed on her C:\"
But ... that D:\ is semi-nuked ... so that couldn't be.
I have a cd stuck in there and the computer tells me "Cannot play. No Cd Rom attached to this computer"
I scatch my head, and think ...
When I download the same thing it says it's stored in windows explorer ...
which leads to believe once again it was downloaded from somewhere online.
Windows Explorer does offline to your computer what Internet Explorer does online to the web.
It browses ... searchs and finds and shows you and lets you do things with what you see.
If it already is in a place that doing it a second time tells you it's stored in windows explorer
might mean that it has to be re-done... maybe slightly differently than you did it the first time.
But Downloads ... (save to disk) ... go to a place on that C:\ that is a "default" location.
It can be also "configured" differently from one user's PC to another.
I have a default location called C:\Documents and Settings\joe\Desktop.
It would show up on my desktop.
Other "default" locations can be:
C:\Documents and Settings\"Tina"\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\"that file"
C:\Documents and Settings\"Tina"\My Documents\"that file"
C:\Documents and Settings\"Tina"\Local Settings\Temp\"that file"
or possibly other places that these examples of "filepaths" pinpoint.
"that file" has a name.
To find it we need to know what it is called.
(Heck, that would be easy if I could visit some website and she could point out what it was that she d/l'd.)We could simply put the name into the search box that we get when we use "Search"
Press your Start Button > then the Search icon > then choose All Files & Folders
Its best to setup the search function before we try to find it though.
Expand (click the downfacing ^ marks) at More Advanced Options,
then tick Advanced Options,
tick Search system folders,
tickSearch hidden files and folders,
and tick Search Subfolders.
Now "that file" name can be typed (or pasted) into the top search box with the I-bar in it.
Just press the"search" button and away it goes to find the file path of "that file".
If you have winXP.
If you know the name of "that file".
If it is not a driver
Drivers are not found this way.
... but I don't *know* which one it is or how to run/install it.
Lets try to know what it is (perhaps where it's at, too) b4 we go into running/installing it.
Find a name & search for it
If it is found, we go to
If it is not, we go to a different
Hope we can keep making progress.