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DVD and CD RW Driver are not working

I added 2 x 128 mb memory card to my dell 8250 (bought at Nov 2002 with 2x256 mb card) and several days late, found i lost both DVD and CD RW Drivers.
i could open both DVD and CD RW tray by pressing the button there (i.e. it has power), but there's no sign of these drivers (not at my computer, device manager/hardward...), just couldn't find any sigh/icon of DVD and CD RW from my desktop. i deleted the regiester key, but it didn't solve the problem.

Hope you could help me, many thanks!

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  • ukdell8250 Mar 07, 2008

    thanks!



    and sorry - i should have metioned that i tried those methods, cables, removing the ram and rebooting, but not soloving the problems.



    thanks again!!!

  • ukdell8250 Mar 07, 2008

    thanks!



    and sorry that i should have metioned that i tried those methods, cables, removing the ram and rebooting, but not soloving the problems.



    thanks again!!!

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You might have knocked the cable our when installing the extra ram.

Take the cover off avail and find the cable that connects the motherboard to the first drive then then the second.

Push it in firmly at all 3 connections

If this doens't work try removing the ram and rebooting - see if your drives come back

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

  • bustedmouse Mar 07, 2008

    Reboot and press the button to go into BIOS



    Your CD Drives will be picked up by your bios check. If they aren't then they are not connected properly. If they are we know is a problem with drivers.


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