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My Dell Inspiron 1525 with windows vista operating system is not recognising the dvd/cd driver. I have tried restarting it, downloading the dc drver gain but it has not worked. Can u kindly advise me what do do next. Thanks

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You can try to uninstall the device in the device manager.

Start>control panel>system>hardware tab>device manager

Right click on the cd-rom drive and go into properties. in there you can uninstall the drive. Then reboot and enable the device then try to re-install the drivers.

Or you can try something else like this
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Registry-Fixer.shtml

I used one of these on my vaio on the exact same problem

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