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Old 01-21-2005, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell Inspiron 2650. I can play audio cds from my cd-rom but cannot install any software. The event viewer error message says that the cdrom0 has a bad block. I have tried several different cds but no data cds work. I have tried reinstalling the drivers for the cd-rom and disabling the autorun feature but nothing works. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Right click My Computer on the desktop, and click Properties.

Click the "Hardware" tab and then click the "Device Manager" button.

Expand the "DVD/CD-ROM drives" item.

Right click your CD-ROM device and choose Uninstall.

Click OK to proceed.

Restart your computer. The computer will automatically detect the
device and install the driver.

*Try this first, if it dosent work post back*
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Thanks for the reply but I tried that already and I still have the same problem.
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What about a firmware upgrade?? Or maybe it is just damaged in general. Also laptop cd rom drives go very quickly. I had a brand new laptop back in 2003 and the CD-rom drive sh*t the bed like 3 months later.
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have you tried to boot from the XP cd (as if to do a reinstall, but dont have to)? This is just to see if it is a physical cd drive problem or not. More than likely, if it can't read the cd during boot up then its a bad drive.
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Thanks for the reply. I tried to boot with the XP cd but it could not read it. I guess its just a bad drive that needs to be replaced.
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guess you could try and change/swap different IDE cables (make sure nothing else is chained with it) and see how that works.
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There is no IDE cable to it, it is a laptop drive.
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