manage, and troubleshoot disk devices.
You must be logged on as an administrator or as
a member of the Administrators group in order to
install a device using the Add/Remove Hardware
Install, configure, and manage DVD and CD-ROM
If the device is Plug and Play, or it is a
necessary startup device like the hard disk,
this detection happens automatically. However,
for some older devices, after you connect it to
your computer, you may have to restart your
computer. Windows 2000 then attempts to detect
your new device.
If the device is not Plug and Play, you may have
to use the Add/Remove Hardware wizard to tell
Windows 2000 what type of device you are
installing. After the device is detected, or you
identify the device using the Add/Remove
Hardware wizard, Windows 2000 may ask you to
insert the Windows 2000 CD-ROM or the
manufacturer's floppy disk so it can load the
proper device drivers.
After the device drivers are loaded onto your
system, Windows 2000 configures the properties
and settings for the device. Although you can
manually configure device properties and
settings, you should let Windows 2000 do it.
When you manually configure properties and
settings, the settings become fixed, which means
Windows 2000 cannot modify them in the future if
there is a problem/conflict with another device.