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Hardware I've got a Dell Inspiron B130, The dvd/cd drive is not working properly. It's like it does not recognize that drive. Cd's and dvd's won't play. Help...

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  • zebraman1978 Jan 02, 2008

    i have the same problem. I checked the device manager and have an exclamation point !. It says the driver is either corrupt or missing. I tried downloading the driver from dell and when i run it, it tells me that the drive cannot be recognized. the guy who owns the notebook bought a new drive after my suggestion that either the drive or the mainboard may be the problem. We installed the new drive and have the same problem. The disc spins but never works. still doesn't show up in My Computer. thoughts?

    Thank in advance

  • jupiterjones Feb 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. The interesting thing is, I had the problem 1 month ago, called Dell, and they sent me a new DVD/CD drive to insert. I did that and it worked fine for a few weeks. Now I'm having the same problem.

  • Freakzilla69 Nov 16, 2008

    doesn't show up anywhere!!!! the cd/dvd drive it'll eject and i can hear it start to spin but nothing



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I HAVE THE SOLUTION.

This happened to me and i called a dell support guy and he fixed it!!!

This is what you do...

Start the Run Command Prompt

Type in "regedit" without the parrenthesis then click ok

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

Then SYSTEM

Then CURRENT CONTROL SET

Then CONTROL

Then CLASS

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

The whole thing looks like this:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then delete the upper and lower filters....

RESTART YOUR COMPUTER THEN THERE YA GO!!!! HOPE THIS HELPS

*** i found this in another forum, it was not written by me but it worked for me
**** Please note that this is a solution for this SPECIFIC problem, if you are having another problem dont use it!!

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You DVD/CD and your hard drive are the two things in your computer with moving parts and they are usually what break first. Your problem is either broken hardware or something software related. If the problem is hardware then the solution is to get a replacement DVD/CD. If it's software it can take some work to figure out. The first step is this:

Click on Start->Control Panel and then double click on System. Click on the Hardware tab and then Device Manager. You should see an item labeled DVD/CD-ROM Drives. Is it there? If it is, are there any question marks or exclamation points next to it? If not, double click on it....a window should open. Does it say this device is operating normally or does it tell you something is wrong?

If everything looks OK you most likely have a hardware problem. Let me know what you find and I'll try to help more.

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