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Re: need to instal cd/dvd rom into Dell lattitude laptop
You will need to connect to cables.1 is from the power supply and one is from motherboard.Just connect both to the ROM and start the computer.Windows will automatically install the drivers for your ROM..
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Turn Off the computer now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding Alt key & keep on tapping F10 key Alt+F10 it will open the recovery console select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. Note:this will erase all datas on the computer hope this helps you
The CD rom is limited to CD's. In order to read a DVD, you will need to install a DVD rom. My suggestion is to get an external DVD Burner - i just bought a Samsung slim external DVD burner that reads / writes CD's and DVD's.
You will have no luck ever reading a dvd in a cd rom.
Looks like the answer is yes. Call to be sure. For prices and availability of parts and upgrades for this system, call 1-800-357-3355. Give them the service tag number and they will be able to tell you for sure.
Be sure that the DVD unit is plugged correctly into the laptop. Second, if nothing "pops", go to my computer and open from there the dvd content. If the dvd it's not present on My computer, it means that it's not correctly connected, or it's broken.
while booting up as soon as you see any writing in the top right hand corner, click F2 and enter setup look for booting order, and make sure the cd rom is in the first place before boot from hard drive. save and exit and the reboot with the XP disk in the cd rom drive. Try a repair from disk or if you want to a total reinstall. Another thing you might try is click on F8 on boot up and enter in Safe Mode, and see what is giving your the headache.
This is a CD drive mechanical problem. All CD/DVD drives have built in error checking for mechanical failures. When you insert the CD/DVD, it tries to grab and seat the disc, then attempts to spin it up and then read it. If the grab and seat function fails for any reason, the drive will eject the tray so you can try again. You should contact Dell support and get the drive replaced. Has the drive ever worked? or did it just stop working one day?