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Dell Lat. D600 will not read cd and does not recognize cd

I'm trying to download software on to my laptop but when I put the disc in, it does not run or recognize a cd in the drive. I went to "my computer" and looked at the CD-ROM and the disc does not even show up.

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This tool will fix it
use this tool to reset the cd in the registry
after you run the file - reboot the computer -

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip

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Try unistalling it from device manager,reboot alow windows to find it.try again.make sure the drive is seated properly in the bay.
good luck

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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My pc aint reading any DVD!whats up?the DVD/CD drive is not reading any disc!


you might just have the cd/dvd drive enabled. ...go to control panel. ...then to administration tools then click onservices.....look down your list till you find your cd/dvd program and see if its enabled.....if not then click on enable to start it running. reboot then try your cd/dvd drive to see if its working then

Aug 31, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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CD drive will not read my discs and does not recognize cd in drive.


Try to run a head cleaner on your laptop drive CD/DVD drive. After cleaning if it still does not read any discs, then it probably time to replace it.

May 30, 2009 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Re: your suggestion for my Dell Lattitude D600 Hard Drive Problem


Ok, now we have some good discourse! While I'd always prefer to use a friend's laptop to test my fringe hypotheses, having your own is a fine option too. And it sounds like you have an enclosure too, so you are pretty much all set.

It's really sounding like the entire computer is having problems at boot. The drivers for the CD drive are built into the computer, so you don't have to worry about replacing them. That's how it can boot from a CD even before starting windows.

I think you are doing everything perfectly so far, so the question is how much more you want to do before selling it As-Is on Craigslist or claiming it lost in a terrorist attack to your home owners' insurance.

more choices though: if you want to keep fiddling with it, try these few suggestions.

If the green light goes on when you put the burned Windows CD into the drive there are a couple things that might be going on. If you can hear the drive start up and spin then stop then try again, then it sounds like either the CD is bad or the drive isn't working properly. Make sure the version of Windows you burned is a bootable version (full OEM or Restore CD and not an upgrade). Just a thought. Also, when you press F12 with the CD in the drive, does it show a boot from CD drive option? If so, I'm guessing that you try it, it spins the disk then nothing for a bit then the error message. If so, what's happening is that it's checking the CD for boot information, can't find it and then tries to boot "normally" which for it isn't.

If you ALWAYS see the 60GB Primary drive when you press F12, then the computer really believes that there is a drive there and maybe there are problems with the drive AND the CD rom.

The idea with the enclosure is that you can pull the hard drive from your D600 and put it in the enclosure to be read by your HP. This way, even if part of the drive isn't good - for instance it might be that the "boot sector" of the drive is corrupted - your HP should be able to read the rest and allow you to get back all your music and pictures.

Sheesh, don't be sorry about not understanding this all on the first pass. You're already doing a great job of diagnosing and repairing what you can. Get back to me after you've run yourself into another dead end. Good luck!!



Here are a few places to check out.

Dell's D600 Service Manual - to help you remove any tasty parts you need to (like the hard drive)

D600 Hard drive removal instructions - PDF format so get ready for download!

There's also a chance that you already have a Restore Partition on the existing hard drive. The problem being that your computer isn't reading the hard drive properly may make this a non-issue, but if you want, try this: BUT WARNING THIS WILL DESTROY ALL DATA ON THE HARD DRIVE so only do this AFTER you have removed all your important stuff from it by plugging it into your HP.


Taken from Dell's Technical Support page and should be followed from there:
1 Turn on the computer.
2 When the Dell splash screen appears during the computer startup process, press and hold <Ctrl> and then press <F11>. Then, release both keys at the same time.
3 In the Dell PC Restore by Symantec window, click Restore. Alternatively, press <Tab> to highlight Restore, and then press <Enter>.
4 When a warning message appears stating that all data will be lost, click Confirm, or press <Tab> to highlight Confirm and then press <Enter>.

The Progress window will appear. Once the restore process starts, Dell PC Restore by Symantec usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes to finish.

When the restore process is complete, the following message will appear:
The system recovery process was successful.
5 Click Finish or press <Tab> to highlight Finish and then press <Enter> to restart the computer.
The software is now installed as it was when the computer was first received.

Oct 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Dell discs


I put debian linux on my dell c600 and it runs awesome. I recomend it. It is free and comes with all the software you need. Download the netinstall, create a disk and go for it.

Oct 13, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Dell Latitude D-600 Notebook With Network (Eithernet ) Card Drivers Issue


here is the Dell Download link for the D600 XP drivers.

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D600&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Click the + next to the driver you want (Notebook System Software Under SYSTEM UTILITIES for example) Click the DOWNLOAD NOW LINK on the right side. you'll get a popup prompting you to save the file, select the DESKTOP as location and save the file. Repeat for all drivers needed, then copy those files to a CD (Right click, SEND TO, CD-RW drive)

The order of install is:

Notebook system software
Chipset
Video
Audio
Modem
Network
Wireless Network
Touchpad
Quickset Utility

Oct 04, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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My laptop has gone crazy!


here is the solution try to download in the dell software download
here is the link
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D600&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=

or try to email me ronaldsuboc@gmail.com

Sep 16, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Dell "Drivers and Utilities" CD


Hi, the "No Diagnostic Utility Partition Found" is returned because your laptop does not find the recovery partition on C drive.
Easiest way to create partition is with dell recovery cd. You can buy CDs from dell, buy finding contact on web site or buy from one of the following.
Dell Restore Disk: XP Pro SP2 for ... $35.00 - DIMOSOL - Digital ...
Dell Latitude D600 XP System Recovery CD ... $18.95 - recovery-cds.com ...
Dell Latitude D600 Vista System Recovery ... $18.95 - recovery-cds.com ...




Buy recovery cd according to windows version on sticker at the back of your laptop.
With recovery CD you wont need drivers.

Alternative solution is downloading drivers posted by Maanita after installing Windows from a generic Windows setup CD.

Aug 13, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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Dell Latitude D600 - Reformat wihout using a cd rom


Since the virus has taken it's toll, the F11 built in restore won't work. You will have to acquire an operating system disc in order to fix your problem. Unfortunately, there is no other way around it.

Jul 27, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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I need to format my hdd of my dell latitude d600


please specify wt exactly u r facing ??
do u need any new disc ??
or software to format ur hdd??
email erpenny_varun@yahoo.com

May 19, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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