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- Dell Inspiron 4000
September 19, 2006, 12:27 am
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computer, I was told that the only thing wrong with it was a
"flaky" hard drive. Up until this point I have had little
to no trouble with the HD, however, I can't get the cd-rom drive to
work, at all. Windows XP recognizes that there is a cd-rom drive,
but fails to see a cd in the drive. When you put a disc into the
drive it shows the cd icon for half a second then disappears,
forever, or until you put another cd in. I've tried uninstalling the
drive, and reinstalling, I've tried Windows update. I can't figure it
out....any ideas other than to walk my happy lil ass to best buy and
get a new rom drive?
Re: Dell Inspiron 4000
Pull the drive out and put in the floppy (if you have one)
Change slots with the battery.
Try both hot swapping and re-booting (in between)
Blow out the connections on the back of the drive of any possible
Thats about all i would try to rule it out either as a dead drive/and
or software issue.