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Old 01-06-2004, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question CDRom drive not working

The cd drive on my Dell SmartPC just stopped working today for no apparent reason. Now my computer doesn't recognise that it has a drive attached. The drivers are there but it says it can't find the hardware.

Has it just died or is there another reason? The light still comes on, and it opens and shuts.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 01-06-2004, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd just try to Re-Install it. Quick & Easy!
PS, Make sure the IDE Cable is Plugged in
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My computer is a laptop and it has a strange looking connector on the back that doesn't look like an IDE.

It seems to slot back in correctly.

What exactly do you mean by reinstalling it?

Thanks for your help so far.

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What is the exact error that you are getting? Check the event viewer to get details beyond device manager too...
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Sorry Dude, I thought you were talking Desktop! Don't really know about Laptops but I'm sure somebody here can help ya. Good Luck!
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