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Old 08-06-2007, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell E521 only 6 months old, I upgraded to vista but didn't like it so I reinstalled XP and now my DVD drive will not work, it doesn't show up in My Computer, but it says that it's operating correctly in Device Manager. I have unistalled it and also tried to update the drivers but with no luck. Any Suggestions.

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Check BIOS to see if it's enabled.

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Make sure its connected properly
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I found the problem, my old burning software left behind some entries in the registry when i uninstalled. Once those entries were removed my dvd drive appeared. Thanks for you help
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