problem with cd-rw driver

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ok, heres my problem, i need to install a driver for my cd-rw and the instructions are that i need to copy these 2 files to c: drive, boot into real dos mode and execute the .bin file to startup the setup. I don't know whether that is possible because i'm running windows xp and 'real' dos isn't available on xp. The driver is relatively new (dated 2002) and it's from my cd-rw's manufacturer's website. Is there a way that i can get access to c: drive at least through a floppy boot disk or something? and if so how can i do that? I want to upgrade my driver because the driver i'm using at the moment from microsoft does not detect my cd-rw's full abbilities. It is meant to be 40x12x40 but right now windows and nero is detecting only 32x write. I'm assuming it's the driver that's causing this. Thanx to anyone that helps.
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As far as booting to DOS, I know there is no such thing in Windows XP, but not sure if there is like a virtual DOS which lets you run the similiar commands.

I do know that for all my drivers for my machine, they were all made for pre-Windows XP and none of the disks and cd's will work on my computer. All I did to get the latest drivers was goto:

Start -> Control Panel -> Windows Update

and got all the latest updates and drivers and that pretty much made everything on my compuer working for me.

Also from your cd-rw's manufacturer's website did they have a version of the driver maybe just for Windows XP?
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when you boot, does XP recognize the new hardware? and does it
start up the Add New Hardware Wizard? There's a trick with XP to load
new drivers that usually works.

When the wizard gets to the point of asking you to search for the
hardware or not, say no and choose select it from a list. Then click
'Have disk.' search on your software for the .inf file. XP will read that file
and determine what sort of device it is for and should ask you to verify
the hardware it lists is what you are installing. Select it, and choose
next. It should install it then.

Hope I'm not far offbase here for what you nee, but this method works
far better than trying to run the software from the product in my
experience. XP has a ton of preloaded drivers for everything, and it will
fight the software for installation priority. Doing it this way overrides
that.

I don't want to say that Bigweb's idea is bad, but XP's version of drivers
are not always up to date, even on Windows Update. It's always better
to try to run your hardware with the manufacturer's drivers when at all
possible.
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On another note, you can boot any windows into a DOS world, but
obviously with XP it's not a true DOS. Simply reboot your computer and
hit F8 before the XP bootscreen appears. It will give you a menu of how
you want it to boot. One of the options is DOS Mode.
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hey guys i'm sorry for taking so long to reply. I've just recovered from some kinda virus i got from kazaa (turned my pc to 4bit grafix). I couldn't reinstall windows by upgrading (kept getting this blue error screen) so i lost everything. i'm using the windows xp driver for my cdrw atm. and it's still detecting my cdrw as being 32x write when it's meant to be 40x (40x12x40). about booting into safemode dos (f8 while booting) i can't go to c: drive to execute the driver's .bin file (that was the instructions). i'm seeking tech support from the manufacturere atm. i'll let u guys know. thanx all
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well a got a proggy called ntfsdos pro and everything is fine now. thanx all
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Glad to hear everything is resolved.
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interesting...never heard of ntfsdos pro. glad it worked tho, thx for the
new product. :P
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glad you got it solved, ive never seen a driver for hardware in the bin format, and especially one where you need to boot into "dos" mode to install it... guess I learned something new...

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