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When i want to use my cd rom to download a program it telling me to insert disk but the is alredy intge cd rom tray and its closed

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  • Lrobby14 May 11, 2010

    I have dealt with this problem before on this exact model I need to know when you put the disk into the drive dose it make a clicking noise

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First check if another CD is read by your drive, if so then it may be a problem with the CD you are using for the program. THe "autorun" file may be corrupted/damaged, run the "Setup" file manually by accessing the drive contents directly and it should be OK

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Turn on the PC.

Supply the CD-ROM / DVD holding your preferred operating system - Windows, Linux, etc., into the CD / DVD tray and close the tray.

Wait up to 30 seconds for the CD / DVD drive to stop spinning

Turn the PC off.

Wait 15 seconds.

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You could purchase / download a different Operating System too - but this will likely cost much more than obtaining disks from the PC manufacturer.

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make sure that the cd rom is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the cd drive including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rom then plug them back in or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

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{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.



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which is _exactly_ designed to hold a mini-size CD-disk.

Or, if your computer is a "slot-loading" device, i.e., there is no slide-out tray, there is just a slot into which you insert the CD, like putting a coin into a parking-meter, then you need an alternate approach:
* find a friend with a CD-ROM device _with_ that tray.
* copy all the files from the CD-disk onto a USB memory-stick.
* move the memory-stick back to your computer.
* install from the files on the memory-stick.

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