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    cd/dvd rom not working in dell laptop

    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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    Original Poster

    the drive spins but doesnt whizz and load up...

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

    randomfix.com/200…ve/

    I think she got it off eBay. It was brand new though

    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

    MBeeching

    If you can't even see the drive there's a good chance it's the same … 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:

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    twinkle_n_spud

    Ok I'm gunna try not to gush here but thank you so soooo much! This … 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

    u2 should pay him lol hes saved u millions
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