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Reboot it, or try to redo computer

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I'm pretty sure that model of laptop doesn't have a CD-ROM, or any optical media drive, could be your problem.

If you have an external one connected, there should be a button on the external device, alternatively open "My Computer" and right click on the optical drive and select "Eject" to eject the tray.

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It is possible that the auto-run feature has been disabled. Try opening the CD manually. If you have Windows, double-click on Computer (My Computer for older versions). Then double-click on the optical drive under Devices with Removable Media. Find the installer (exe for Windows, dmg for Mac) and double-click to launch it.

If the optical drive doesn't open, then you have a problem with the disc, the drive, the drivers for it or the registry properties for the drive.

If the disc install the Easyshare 5500, download the drivers for supported OS versions from here: http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answers/list/p/5,62,419/c/890/selected/true . Then double-click on the file to install. (If you plugged in the data cable (USB) to the computer before installing this software, uninstall the generic driver and then disconnect the data cable and reboot before installing the new software.)

Now to go back to the drive problem, if you were able to launch the file from the File Explorer (Windows), you may want to reenable auto-run. In Windows 7, click Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Autoplay. Set the line for Software and Games to Install or Run. You may want to check the box to Use AutoPlay on all media. If the optical disc could not be read, try cleaning the disc (if you see scratches) and try cleaning the optical disc lens. (Did you here the disc spin when loaded?) Check the Device Manager for a triangle with a red x or yellow exclamation point next to the optical drive. (Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager) Try to update the driver.

If there was no sound of the drive spinning, you may want to check if the power or data cable have become disconnected inside the laptop (either at the motherboard or the drive). See your laptop's documentation for opening it up or take it to be serviced at a local shop. You may need to replace the drive. An external optical drive can be used to replace the internal one and are fairly cheap. Most connect to one or two USB ports on the computer. The ones that take two USB ports do not need a power brick.

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Desktop or Laptop computer wasn't stated.

With most desktop computer optical drive's there is a tiny hole located right under the optical drive tray.
(The tray the disk is inserted in)
A paper clip is straightened out, then inserted into the hole.
This is a manual override, and will open the tray.

There are some desktop computer optical drives, that the computer case has a door that flips down, then the optical drive tray comes out.
The door must be eased down far enough to see if the optical drive has the small hole.

With a laptop computer the optical drive is removed from the laptop.

Generally there is one small Philips head screw that is removed from the bottom side of the laptop, then the optical drive tray is opened with the paper clip, and the optical drive is then removed by using the tray as a handle.
The optical drive is then pulled straight out.

Once out the top cover is removed for access to the disk.

If this information is not what you seek, or you would like it explained, please post in a Comment, and we'll work together on finding a solution.

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The CD may have been inserted loosely in the tray and shifted inside the notebook during transit or use.
You can often remove the drive by locating a screw on the bottom of the notebook about 4-5 inches along the interior and generally near the vertical center of the Optical Drive's dimensions. Once located, remove the screw and use a small flat screwdriver or nimble fingers to remove the drive. If you encounter even moderate resistance, stop attempting to remove it and ensure the proper control screw has been removed to allow you to slide out the drive.
A second option in this scenario is to remove the flat or contoured bezel covering the Optical Drive fascia. After doing so, locate a pin-sized hole (sometimes labeled EE or with an asterisk) along the face and push it in using a small flat or Torx-based screwdriver, a pen tip, or an unbent paper clip. This will emergency eject (EE)the optical drive tray, allowing careful access to the interior and the lost media likely still inside it.
If you are unable to locate the media after following these guidelines, it is likely the media was inserted in the small space between the notebook casing and the Optical Drive's exterior surface. Remove the drive completely and attempt to locate the media. If you cannot, you may be incorrectly assuming or recalling it's initial placement. Double-check your brain's memory. :)
If you are convinced your media is inside the notebook and these solutions fail to assist locating it, the notebook may need much more extended disassembly to resolve this problem.

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1) Work on a table.

2) Remove ALL power to the laptop. AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

3) Turn the laptop over Front facing you. There is one single Philips head screw to remove.
It's on the bottom of the laptop towards the Front, and is just past the Microphone, and Headphone jacks.

4) Screw removed use a paper clip to open the optical drive tray.
The paper clip is straightened out, then a third of it is bent into a handle to hang onto.

Looking at the optical drive with the laptop upside down, there is a small hole to the Left, on the optical drive tray. Insert the paper clip tool you just made into the hole.
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Hold onto the optical drive tray with your fingers, pull the optical drive out.

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Hopefully, the system is under warranty.

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Use the media tray frame to slide the optical drive (3) to the left.
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