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R40 Thinkpad CD drive

R40 Thinkpad - 4 years old - Windows XP -
CD / DVD player has been working until recently. 
PC DOCTOR - does not list DVD as a device
WINDOWS EXPLORER - does not list DVD as a device
CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE / DEVICE MANAGER - does not list DVD / CD-ROM DRIVE as a device
Put CD in drive and close door - spins and read light lites - no software player popup on screen appears.
DISK is 95% full - cannot do defrag - not enough space
 
Fixes Tried:
Running latest files Norton Virus scan now ... do not expect detection
Turned off and reboot - 1 error displayed "Windows Defender... memory location listed with error message"
Rebooted with ACCESS IBM button - does not list CD / DVD player
NEW HARDWARE - ran with "new hardware installed" does not "see" new cd drive.
 
Hardware or driver problem? THINKPAD 760EL I TAVE A INTALE CD ROM THAT IS NOT IN THE F1 SETUP WHAT DO I NEET TO DO. SO I CAN BOOT FROM THE CD ROM.
JAMES

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  • JAMES JACKSON Sep 09, 2008

    I HAVE A IBM760EL THINKPAD IT HAS A BUILDED IN CD ROM BUT THE UNIT WILL NOT BOOT FROM THE CD CAN

    YOU HELP THANK YOU JAMES

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