Question about Dell INSPIRON 3500 INTERNAL 56K MDM 0008713D CD-ROM Drive

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Dell Inspiron 3500 can't find CD-Rom drive. It lights up and opens and closes, but can't install anthing or get the Windows 98 to find the drive. Any suggestions other than buying a new drive? Thanks, Walter

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Hello there:
you may want to contact dell support www.dellsupport.com they should be able to help you get the right driver for the cd rom. If not you can go to www.radarsync.com and use this free utility it will scan your entire system and give you options to down load updated drivers and drivers that are not installed in the system..
hope this is helpful for you.
best regards mike

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