Question about Dell Latitude E5400 Laptop
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.
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
- System Properties
if the device is ok it should be listed in the device manager like in the image.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I'm assuming you have tried a different dvd also and no joy, but it may need a lens clean or it is unable to read dvd anymore as the tracks are closer together than a cd and the alignment of the laser is faulty. Notebook roms are replaceable but only mainly from your notebook manufacturer. You could also use an external dvd writer via usb, although this then doesn't make your notebook as portable, if you need to read a dvd disc.
Posted on Jan 26, 2007
SOURCE: CD drive won't read cd's
If you have any windows cd sent by Dell together with your system when you first purchased it, try booting on it by doing this---> Press F12 as soon as you see the Dell Logo, then select onboard/CD Rom or anything that says CD/DVD on the option by pressing enter. If you're being asked, press any key to continue -> Press spacebar immediately. This will load to the window setup. If you have reached the menu option that says:
1. Press Enter to install Windows
2. Press R for Recovery
3. Press F3 to quit
Press Enter to enter the setup. Then if you were able to reach the license agreement asking you to press F8, that means that your CD rom drive is working as designed. I can assume that the reason why the CD rom drive is not reading any media is because of a possible filter issue on the registry.
Let me know first if the steps I have provided you worked. Good Luck!
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
SOURCE: dell l400 problem
1.If you purchase an external USB CD drive you will not need to use your floppy discs for booting. 2. You can connect a USB CD drive to your system. 3. Your system will recognize any device plugged into your USB drive. 4. There is no CD drive available for internal installation in your computer. 5. With the USB CD drive plugged in and the windows installation disc inserted, your computer should take you through the setup program automatically.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
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.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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