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My CD-RW/DVD-Rom drive of Sony Fs630 laptop died when trying to reinstall XP PRO.. Now, I am trying to pull the drive out. I have unscrewed on the bottom case with arrow pointed to screw but, it will not come out. Am I missing someting? Thanks, Robert

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I have come across some laptops that have the cd retaining screw either behind the ram cover, or actually inside the laptop itself (that is normally on older laptops)

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SYSTEM

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If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

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you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
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Sony VAIO GRV550 (PCG-GRV550) PC Notebook DVD/CD-RW drive disapeared from list of drives. It'still present in Device Manager with yellow sign and explanation: "Windows failed to start the device due...


Here is step by step solution (It works most cases) 1. first of all open registry editor.( in run write regedit.exe and press Enter)
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Once you're there, you should see multiple entries for your IDE drives.
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Verify that you have a dvd-rom drive and not a cd-rw drive. If you do have the correct drive, you may need to reinstall your DVD Decoder software. After this is done and a reboot, you should be able to read dvds.

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Operating System Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz) Chipset NVIDIA nForce 610M Memory 1GB (1GB installed in one of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 2GB cards
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5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™

Surely to load XP is a DownGrade. As this notebook is dual core, I would run Vista 64 or better still Windows 7 64.
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Try http://www.notebook-driver.com/laptops-information/acer-aspire-4520-notebook-technical-specifications/ for drivers that you will require to have support from Acer.

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