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Cd/dvd drive not working

I replaced windows 2000 professional with xp now my external cd/dvd drive does not work. I click on the icon and nothing happens.

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You need to update the drivers for the drive because its external what the installation of XP did was to except it as the drive to install but what it did not do was to install also on your hard drive the external CDrom. You need to do it manually....go here: http://drivers.myfreewares.com/driverdownload.php

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

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    Peter Hirawani Sep 30, 2007

    But hold it does windows not see your external drive it should come up automatically and assign a drive for instance the e: drive or the f: drive?.
    Have yulooked in the My Computer folder where it assigns all the drives.....what icon are you talking about?

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