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My PC My dell computer won't register that there has been a cd put into the D drive. When i select run and tell it to run the specific application, it asks me to insert a disk, which is already in there. I can hear the cd spinning inside, it just isn't registering that there is anything in there. Help please!

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Re: my PC

Maybe your cd cannot be read anymore by your CD drive.
be sure that the cd is cleaned and no crack traces on it.
Please try another a very new CD/DVD to see if the CD drive can read.

if read then, your cd is damage. but there is some CD drive that cannot read some cd disc. You should select maybe the cd rom compatibility.

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2. Select Boot to utility partition.
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If all tests pass then reload OS ( Operating Software ).

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First put your Windows CD in the drive.

While booting, the screen should offer you a couple of choices - Enter "Setup" and tell you which keys to press or "Boot Options" and again which key to select.

Try Boot options first, and choose to boot from CD. It will revert next time you boot.

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Download the firmware and run it. It should function after that.

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To create an Autorun-enabled CD-ROM, proceed as follows:
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