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Dvd-rw is not being detected by bios

While a cd was in the drive my cousin acidently jerked the notebook. After restarting the notebook my cd-dvd drive is not getting detected by the bios & there is no dvd drive icon in the my computer window. nero says no cd-dvd drives found. After opening and closing the drive several times the drive started getting detected but now again after 2 days its not getting detected.My os is Xp home. i own a dell inspiron 6400 notebook. while installing a software my pc hung up n after which it stopped detecting my dvd/rw in windows mode and bios. i tried removing the drive and resetting it, but it did not work. i even flashed my bios, but still the same issue. there is power supply in my drive, as in i am able to open and close the tray and the ligh also blinks. kindly help me out with the same. thank you. Sunny.

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  • dhavalaghera Nov 04, 2008

    i have same problem. my laptop is inspiron 1505 and the problem is my bios cant detect cd/dvd drive.

  • slashcat_83 Jan 08, 2009

    I tried Solution #1, but it does not works. My CD/DVD Drive still been undetected. I have a Inspiron 6400

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Try the following

1.reseat the odd..u can find the steps at the below mentioned link
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/om/parts.htm#wp1076794

2. reset the bios to defaults

3. remove the upper and lower filters
the registry path is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

plz let me know if it helps so that we can check further possibilities and do rate the solution

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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Go into your device manager and see if your dvd player is listed. Double click on it to see if it says if it is working properly. If not listed, go to the very top and right and it should say scan for hardware changes. Click on that. If your pc finds it then everything should be ok. If not, reboot and hit F8 to boot into safe mode. Do a system restore and you should be fine.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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