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I just got a Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop from a family member (his old one) and can't seem to get the cd/dvd drive to open. Also, noticed that the cd/dvd drive does not show up as a separate drive letter in "my computer". The battery will need to be replaced due to not holding a charge. I want to add a virus protection and can't get the CD into the drive to install it. Any suggestions?

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Hi,

You can try the steps below and this should fix the issue.

Edit the registry:-
1. Click Start, and click Run.
2. Type regedit in the Open box, and click OK.
3. In Registry Editor, click the plus (+) sign next to each folder name to expand the following registry path:
4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
5. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
6. In the right pane, right-click Upper Filters, and click Delete.
7. Click yes when prompted to delete the registry value.
8. In the right pane, right-click Lower Filters, and click Delete.
9. Click yes again.
10.Close the window and restart the computer

Please do not forget to rate the solution.

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