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Dell 3100 After hard disk crash and reload, I can not get the DVD cd rewriter to either read dvd disks, or write to a dvd disk.  It will read and load cd's etc.

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Re: Dell 3100

Good day, Forwork

I recommend, you take out the hard drive, put in the other IDE port, presumming is IDE drive, and let the DVD cd rewritable on Cable Select.
Another try, is Start Up on Save mode, and uninstall the drivers for your particular CD/DVD device, and restart your PC, then the system Should install them automatically, or you can do it manually. this should fix your problem.
Good Luck! (presuming you use Windows Xp)

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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i) when you start your system press button(F8 or F10 or DEL) so that you can go into BIOS menu now     try explore BIOS menu and see whether

  a) SATA 0 - ST325082045 3.ADG

   are just visbile(in sense, you can see them in  BIOS writen ), this will make sure system is able to        detect them, we will be assured that your a)HARD DISK b) DVD writer   are working perfectly ......

    if so without any hesitation format or reload system with  Windows Vista....

ii) if otherwise any one of them or both are not visible in your BIOS Menu like a)HARD DISK b)DVD        writer 

   try to open your computer tower and locate cables that are going to ur DVD writer, HARD DISK 
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   now restart ur system and go in to BIOS menu and repeat the step (i) .... 

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  then you are having problem with either HARD DISK OR DVD WRITER  and you have to buy them .....

 Thanking you

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