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I need help... please read all the way through.

This is my school laptop and every time I put a music CD inside I can never find it on iTunes or anywhere else. Please help me because I can't go and buy another disk drive...and I don't want the help desk at school to take my laptop.

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  • Jonathan Griffith
    Jonathan Griffith Apr 16, 2014

    Hi Jade Madison, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Like If you are using Windows which version? I am guessing Windows 7, then find My Computer icon on the desktop or under the Start Menu. Double click to open. It should show all your drives including your CD drive. Right click on the CD drive, select Play. It may ask you which application to play the music files with, showing you the applications installed on the laptop that can play a music CD. If you see iTunes you can select it. I believe there is a check box that you can select to always use the application you choose at this time.

  • Jade Madison
    Jade Madison May 09, 2014

    i only saw local disk nothing else

  • Robert Stout
    Robert Stout May 12, 2014

    Can the computer recognize a data disk in there?
    Is this a 'home-made' disk?
    can the machine see other commercial music disks?

  • Robert Stout
    Robert Stout May 12, 2014

    Can the computer recognize a data disk in there?
    Is this a 'home-made' disk?
    can the machine see other commercial music disks?

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If your cd/dvd rom is not among the list of devices listed. it might be that the device is faulty. follow these steps to confirm that the device is listed.
from Start Menu
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if the device is ok it should be listed in the device manager like in the image.
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I had the same issue and finally - after coming across your question via google- got frustrated enough to start clicking thingsand hoping for the best. Lo! After six months of my Inspirion sticking a loaded disc drive at me like a two year old would their tongue, I have solved the problem somehow.

I don't know what the hell I'm doing with computers, never taken a class; but like any tool or living thing, sometimes things just want attention and will act up to get it. Here's how I convinced it to work:

By disabling the DVD-ROM device, resetting the system, and re-enabling said device, I successfully solved the problem. In case you aren't 100% sure how to go about that, I have supplied a step-by-step guide which I wrote as if it were for my father - a proud caveman.

1.) From your Computer folder, right click drive E: and select properties.

2.) Enter the 'Hardware' tab, highlight the Sony CDRWDVD device (I'm assuming we have the same software), or whatever appears to be your actual DVDROM reader.

3.) Hit the 'Properties' button near the bottom of the window, enter the 'Driver' tab on the next pop-up.

4.) Find your 'Disable' button and push it with no fear in your heart.

5.) Close out of both pop-ups, and Vista will present you with the option to Restart your laptop.

6.) Say yes, and get something to drink while you wait.

7.) Enjoy your drink.

8.) Now that the system has restarted, return to your Computer folder. You will notice that Drive E: is absent.

9.) Trust me.

10.) Right-click anywhere on the folder besides on an icon and select properties. This will take you to Control Panel > System & Maintenance > System

11.) So long as you're with me still, you will see a list of options on the right side of the window. Select 'Device Manager.'

12.) Find the DVD/CD-ROM Devices icon, click the plus sign to expand. Find the device which you previously disabled (again, mine is SONY CDRWDVD CRX880A ATA DEVICE), right click, and select 'Enable'.

13.) Is an unlucky number to finish on.

14.) You're back in business!

As with anything in computers, there are thousand ways to do the same thing, so I have merely opted to write this list in precisely the order I did things. If it doesn't work, feel free to contact me @ DigitalGrampa@Gmail.com with any sort of abuse.

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