It has stoped working i put a cd rom in and works for a few seconds then stops nothing its a 48x max on a dell pc. it will sometimes work on my pic cd's but tried looking at a pc advisor cd rom and nothing. can i get a new one and is it easy to install?
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
Re: cd drive (D)
CD/DVD drives are one of the most common things to fail on a PC, but also one of the easiest things to change! And they're very cheap too!
To change a drive, this si what you need to do:
Turn off your machine & unplug from the mains.
So you don't sue me, I'd recommend you wear an earthing wristband to prevent possible static discharge damage to any components. (In reality, if you're only changing a drive the chances of damage are absolutely tiny.)
Open the case.
Unscrew and unplug the old drive.
Fit the new drive and plug it in.
Put everything back together, power on and off you go.
Simple as that!
The only thing you will need to check is the type of connection your existing drive uses. There are 2 types: IDE and SATA.
If you have a big, about 2 inches wide, flat ribbon cable going into the back of your drive, it's IDE.
If not, it's SATA.
(Both will have the same type of power connector)
Just make sure that the new drive you purchase is the right type (IDE or SATA)
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver
you might have physicall unplug the dvd drive from your computer restart the plug it back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard
check the communication cable are inserted or not, you can see it to open the cpu cover and look for the same, there are two cables are inserted in dvd/cd rom first for the power and second for data. if you find all the things are ok you can check it from your BIOS settings.
Try to open control panel then click add hardware. If you have entered the dialogue box, answer whatever is asked according to what you're searching. Then click whatever hardware your PC would like to detect then click finshed. After the detection, close the wizard box then try to open your DVD ROM and try it.
Right click on the device name and select properties and you'll open a window with access to enable the device or open the troubleshooter. Sometimes if you disable, reboot and enable plug & play will reinstall the device. If your drivers have been corrupted you may be able to roll them back and then update once the drives are working. You might want to take a trip to windows update and see if it will detect the error and offer you a fix.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread. If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take a moment to kindly rate this post....thanks!
Geoffrey Thomas the writer. I have writen an artical why CD and CD and DVD's don't work in DDV players, recorders, laptops and PC's rather than what could be wrong. Some of the pointers my provide an insight itno what could be wrong may be of some help. If interested contact me at the emial adress given.