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cd/dvd rom not working in dell laptop

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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
only got my laptop last week new and the cd/dvd isnt working. tried dvd films...dvdr's with mp3s, mpeg's etc and they just dont laod up...and when i go to my computer i cant see my dvd drive...im on vista business...any ideas?
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
the drive spins but doesnt whizz and load up...
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If you can't even see the drive there's a good chance it's the same problem that plagued XP.

http://www.randomfix.com/2007/04/12/windows-vista-%E2%80%93-missing-cddvd-rom-drive/
#3
I think she got it off eBay. It was brand new though
#4
I'd go with Mbeeching's recommendation, it's an irritating issue which I've seen quite a few times.

If that doesn't fix it, have a look in the bios and see if it's detecting the optical drive - if so, try booting from the optical drive outside of Windows with a Windows OS CD, Linux Live CD anything which will see if the drive will boot from it. If so, it's likely to be an issue with Windows rather than a hardware issue.

John
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MBeeching
If you can't even see the drive there's a good chance it's the same problem that plagued XP.

http://www.randomfix.com/2007/04/12/windows-vista-%E2%80%93-missing-cddvd-rom-drive/


Ok I'm gunna try not to gush here but thank you so soooo much! This problem has plagued my pc for about 6months and has been driving me mad. No-one could tell me what was wrong with it and wanted to charge me loads just to have a look which tight old hubby wouldn't allow cos we have a laptop so can use that if I need to! :x

Anyway I'm babbling I tried what that link said and it works! I am over the moon to have my cd drive back and could kiss ya :-D have had to make do with leavin rep instead lol hope thats ok!

Thanks MBeeching you're a star xx :thumbsup:
#6
twinkle_n_spud
Ok I'm gunna try not to gush here but thank you so soooo much! This problem has plagued my pc for about 6months and has been driving me mad. No-one could tell me what was wrong with it and wanted to charge me loads just to have a look which tight old hubby wouldn't allow cos we have a laptop so can use that if I need to! :x

Anyway I'm babbling I tried what that link said and it works! I am over the moon to have my cd drive back and could kiss ya :-D have had to make do with leavin rep instead lol hope thats ok!

Thanks MBeeching you're a star xx :thumbsup:


I SECOND THAT...... :thumbsup:

worked mate thanks i owe ya one :-D
#7
u2 should pay him lol hes saved u millions

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