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What brand CD-Rom Drive is used by Dell Optiplex G40? My CD-Rom drive seems to have died, and I'm trying to figure out if it is the CD-Rom's driver or the actual hardware.

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If the cd rom drive is not recoganized in the windows , it could be because of windows error or due to the drive that might have gone bad. To eliminate that its a windows error . Trying the following Fix from Dell and microsoft. Make sure there is no disk in the drive when you run the patch. If the same fails you would have to replace the optical drive.

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CD Rom do not need any extra drivers, the drivers are provided by your Operating System ie Windows.

The only thing that need updating for a CDROM, may the firmware for the CDROM.

Most probably your CDROM has malfunction or faulty. Replace the CDROM drive.

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Please try the following

Click on F12 or del tto enter bios setup when you first switch the power on

go through the options until you find Boot sequence

Choose the CD rom drive from there and ensuring the CD is in the drive save the settings and restart this will allow the CD drive to be picked up

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Does a firmware update for dell optiplex 755 optical drive fix intermittent rebooting issue


dell 755 drivers page

your looking at the wrong firmware

optiplex 755 current bios version: A10 date 6/20/2008

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use the correct firmware on drive, if not the drive will be killed.
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I bought a dell optiplex 360 and forgot to specify a cd rom.


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You can find the instructions on how to remove and replace the optical drive from the liink below
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op360/en/sm/drives.htm#wp1182063

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Windows


hard drives dont read cd's
does the door close?
if not close it.

1)left clik my computer
2)double clik the cd rom drive, making sure theres a disk in it.
3)right clik on my computer
device manager
look for a yellow exclamation point or red X where the cd-rom is.
high light the cd-rom
right clik
uninstall
restart the computer
windows will detect and re-install the cd-rom drive.
try a cd

if that doesnt work update windows

also buy a cd-rom cleaner at your local electronics store
clean the drive w/th cleaner
try a cd

if updating your driver for the cd rom drive and all ive suggested then its time for a new cdrom drive

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