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Could it be a DVD disk, while you only have a CD reader (or CD reader/writer) ?
Take a USB memory-stick and the CD-ROM to a friend's computer, and copy all the files from the CD-ROM to the memory-stick. Then, connect the memory-stick to your computer, and install from that device.
Just plug the cam and a wizard will open up just click next and deselect auto search and press on have disk. Browse upto the ini file in the cd and you can install it. Or else just open the cd and dbl click on setup or any other exe file.
CD ROM drive will play only 700 mb CD disks(normal CDs)...and not play DVD disks...u need DVD ROM drive to play DVDs....there is a big difference among both in it's function.
a DVD drive "may" play both DVDs and CDs....
a CD drive will "only" play CDs
Greetings my friend, regarding on your problem try to check or clean your CD/DVD ROM. Try to clean it with disk cleaner cause sometimes we forgot to cleam the important part of CD/DVD ROM its eye the one that reads all the dat in the disk. So try to clean it and play the disk again after you clean. Also try to clean also the disk you want to insert in your CD/DVD ROM in order to prevent this problem again.
the combo drive you listed above is a cd-rw/ DVD-ROM....meaning that it will play and burn cd, cd-r, and cd-rw disks. the dvd rom will only be able to play dvd-rom and dvd-r disks providing they are in the proper format. check that the disk in question is not a dvd-rw or (+2) disk. the drive will not recognize that a disk is in the drive if the disk isnt compatable. try a dvd movie, if that works then a dvd-r, if that works then try a dvd-rw +1. if the last option doesnt work then you will have to stick with the dvd-rom and dvd-r, or purchase a dvd-rw drive to install.
Welcome to FixYa. My name is Steve. The surefire way to see if your cd rom will work with your computer is to boot your computer with the windows 98 start up disk and choose the option to start the computer with cd support. If you do not have a start up floppy you can make one using the Microsoft instructions at this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/187632
If your cd works with the generic drivers loaded with that Start up floppy then you need only to locate the drivers for your cd rom which you have not yet specified as to the brand and model number. Post that info if you need more help. Steve Medley
Go to the website and select support/downloads. Fill in the proper categories and download your driver. It's that simple. Remember your model number IC50C. You can also put a copy of the driver on disk so you can have a disk of your own. Hope this helps.
Let’s determine if your CD-ROM drive or your Operating System Software ( ie...Windows XP) is the problem. You will need a bootable CD, you can use your “Dell Resource” CD or any other bootable CD disk. Power on the laptop and tap the F12 key to get to the “Boot Selection Menu”. Insert the DELL “Resource CD” into the CD-ROM drive. Select “Boot from CD/DVD drive” from the selection menu. If the laptop boots from the CD drive then you Operating System Software is the problem. If the laptop won’t boot from CD then your CD-ROM is defective and needs to be replaced.
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