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Nothing at all comes up when i put a cd rom in to the d drive. nothing shows up in my computer. i was windering if this could be fixed of if the actual drive is broken?? Thanks alot. xx

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Try another cd. If that cd works then it's not the cd drive. The cd-rom may not be the right type of media (i.e. a +r or -r when you can only read one or the other). ALso look on the back of the disk for scratches, blemishes, and finger prints. Try to buss them out with just a cotton ****, papertowel, or a towel just as you would a pair glasses.

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My cd-rom on dell Dimension 8250 pc desktop computer will not show up on my computer. Am i missing cd-rom drivers.


hello,
1.first go to http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems
click on the green button that has run now
Run the microsft fix it tool
if it works GREAT! if not go to #2
#2 go to this site http://www.techsupportall.com/fixed-solved-cd-drive-not-found-not-detect-remove-upper-and-lower-filter/
follow instructions
IF THAT WORKS GREAT! if not proceed to 3
#3 turn off computer unplug power cord.
open your computer case unplug the cables that connect to the back of the cd rom. plug computer back in power it up. shut it down once it loads. then once it is powered down open case again and plug the cables back in make sure they are connected well. close case and power up the computer.

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My cd-rom location do not show up on my Dell Dimension 8250 computer devices. Why


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

You might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

If this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
"you only need to do the following"
if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer


Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.


Hope this helps.

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I put a CD in and nothing happens.


You need to give us more info.
Have you just installed a CD Rom drive Is it a blank disk Is your autostart disabled

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Cannot get CD-ROM to work,to come up on screen.


Ok with that you need to insert the disc and then go into the my computer section of your computer and then in the CD rom drive you should see the disc and you will click on it to start the process. However if that does not work then your CD rom drive is defective and you need to purchase a new one.

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go to my computer and find your drive and open or explore.
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Our hp pavilion 4535 will not read discs


I'm thinking of a couple of solutions:
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Is the CD drive display in my computer? yes

then clean up your CD/DVD rom for there is dust in it, specially on the lazer lens that let the rom read the CD/DVD.

If no, then; Fix some cable connection towards your CD/DVD rom for it was lessen.

If not fix the problem verify the disc if it is readble by your Rom. Please try another disc in your Rom.

if same happen, then maybe its time for a new CD/DVD ROM.

one last try:

try your new purcahse disc in another computer that is compatible with your disc.

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Windows


hard drives dont read cd's
does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
2)double clik the cd rom drive, making sure theres a disk in it.
3)right clik on my computer
device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
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uninstall
restart the computer
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try a cd

if that doesnt work update windows

also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd

if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive

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