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My D drive (CD's) is not recognized by the computer

Dell Dimensions 4500 Computer

one evening I was using a program requiring insertion of various CD's into Drive D...working fine.

Next morning, continued with the same program and computer did not reconize that a CD had been inserted into Drive D....could/cannot hear any ''reading'' activity.

I have an exterior DVD Drive E that is working fine.

All other aspects of the Dell system are fine.

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    When ever I insert a CD or DVD into the drive it doesn't show up.

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Give dell a call first
other wise see if you can roll back the date

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