Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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CD Drive problems

About a month ago when they would click on the cd drive d they would get the message D:\is not accessible, and I can click on e drive and it comes up with a blank white screen, but doesn't see the information. I thought it was spyware / virus, but after I removed all of them it still has the problem. I even tried replacing the cd drive and cable. That did not fix it. I booted in safe mode and d drive worked and e drive gave me the error message. I rebooted and was looking at the properties and then I clicked on the drive and it worked. So I put a different cd in it and it did not work. Now when I put a cd in the other drive and click on it, it will come up with a blank screen like it does not see anything, but it might show up as seeing something after 5 minutes 30 minutes or an hour. One thing I notices when I replace the cd drive was on the motherboard it had several capacitors that had a slight bulge to them like I have seen when the motherboard was going out, but this doesn't act like that. I was looking at the properties on d drive and I clicked on the volume tab and clicked on populate and I hear the drive start to spin. I clicked the drive and it works I can see the information and open up the file, but when I put a different cd in or reboot I have to go through the same process. It works on both drives. Now I need to figure out how to fix it where I don't have to do that and it works normal. I can receive CD information but I can not send to CD or "A" drive to a disk. I get an message saying it is not accessible. How do I fix it. I have tried to reset my drivers and it goes to the C drive. In the settings, I have a check mark by auto network notification and DMA. Should I check the sync data transfer also?

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  • Otisandme Mar 26, 2008

    Please give me step by step instructions on how to fix my cd and a drive problem. I checked in device manager and updated driver and it shows a path to the d drive but excepts it in the c drive. It shows the hardware version not available but is working properly. What does that mean? I can get info from these drives but can not send anything to the drives.

  • Otisandme Mar 27, 2008

    CDROM - cd-Rrom drive and floppy disk controllers - standard floppy disk controller. I have a dell dimension resource CD to run a diagnostics on my system but I don't know enough about it to run the test. However, I did read that drives can be pushed from one drive to another and is fixable. It sounds like if I werre smart enough to run the test, I could fix the problem. Please help with exact step by step instructions and maybe I can fix it. Thanks.

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee May 11, 2010

    In device manager, and in the driver file details, what is listed? Please be specific.

  • Dave MacPhee
    Dave MacPhee May 11, 2010

    if you disable one of the drives in the bios, does the other work ok? Also, make sure all drivers are up to date. Does the device status in the properties dialogue box show any errors? In the device manager, are there any errors beside the drives?

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To run the dell diagnostic from CD, do the following:

Insert your Dell Resource CD into the CD or DVD drive.
Turn the computer off.
Press the Power Button to turn the computer back on.
Press F12 once every three seconds until the message Preparing one-time boot menu or the Boot Device Menu appears.
Press the Down arrow until CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive is highlighted, then press Enter.
Press the Down Arrow until Dell Diagnostics is highlighted, then press Enter.
Press the Down Arrow until 32-bit diagnostics is highlighted, then press Enter.

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I'm wondering about the Master/Slave jumpers on the 2 units. On any ide cable that has 2 drives (CD, DVD, HD)... one must be jumpered as Master and the other as Slave.

Hope that helps...

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I have a dell 755 that the CD drive won't play certain CD's. It is not the CD because it plays on other machines. Some CD's will play just fine. Get's the error message Unable to Access Drive D tr


it depends on the files on the cd ...they might require a certain software to be installed in order to be read..for example the player may not be able to read mp4 without a codec installed ..or vcd (video cd ) to need a dvd player installed or a player that supports video cd and dvd-es..Same way for other file types...or ...certain speeds being imposed on writing ..and your cd drive to be unable to read them on those speeds..

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Many of you might have faced issue called windows – drive not ready and a message ” exception Processing Message c0000a3 parameters 75b6bf7c 4 75b6bf7c 75b6bf7c” right below of that. It will keep disturb you every now and then even if you close this number of times This normally happens when you remove a drive like Floppy drive, CD Drive or Pen drives from its working conditions without proper instructions. You will get this error message when you remove a CD/DVD from CD/DVD drive during a process happening form CD/DVD like installing software or accessing files etc.

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In that situations the programs seeking the files from the drives but its not finding there.So we are getting this error.

You can see the error below.

Here is the steps to solve the issue:

a) Simply put a CD/DVD in to the CD/DVD drive and click on Continue.

b) Open the CPU box and make sure all the data cables connected properly.Like data cable for Floppy drive and CD/DVD Drives.

c) Go to BIOS and disable the Drives which you are not using. Nowadays mostly nobody uses Floppy drive. So you can disable Floppy drive. You can disable unused IDE or SATA ports in bios.Save the settings and restart your PC, Now you will not get the annoying pop ups now.

on Jul 03, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Problem with DVD/CD ROM Driver. It wont load dvd/cd's.


BAD DVD
Windows 7
To resolve this problem on a computer that is running Windows 7, use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. For more information about how to open this troubleshooter in Windows 7, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-Hardware-and-Devices-troubleshooter
Back to the top
Windows Vista
Click Start, and then click All Programs.
Click Accessories, and then click Run.
Type regedit, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.
Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Back to the top
Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.
Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Back to the top
Did this fix the problem?
Windows 7
Click Start, click Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
Windows Vista
Click Start, click Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
Windows XP
Click Start, click My Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
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Is the drive listed?
If the drive is listed, try to play or access a CD or DVD.
If you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, you may have to reinstall some programs. Some programs might not be able to use your CD or DVD drive until you reinstall those programs. If the problem occurs again when you install or uninstall those programs, contact the manufacturer of the program to see if an update is available that solves the problem. Some examples of programs that might be affected are:
iTunes software by Apple
Nero software by Nero Inc
Roxio Creator software by Sonic Solutions
Zune software by Microsoft
After reinstalling your programs, if you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you still cannot play or access a CD or DVD, please see the "Next steps" section.
If the drive is not listed, remove and reinstall the existing drivers.
Back to the top
Remove and reinstall drivers
If the drive is not listed, remove and reinstall the existing drivers. To do this, follow these steps:
Windows 7
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click System and Security, click System, and then click Device Manager.
Note If Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.
When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
Restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed
Windows Vista
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance, click System, and then click Device Manager.
Note If Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.
When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
Restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed.
Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance, and then click System,
On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.
When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
Restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed.
See if reinstalling the drivers fixed the problem.
Now try to play or access a CD or DVD.
If you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, you may have to reinstall some programs. Some programs might not be able to use your CD or DVD drive until you reinstall those programs. If the problem occurs again when you install or uninstall those programs, contact the manufacturer of the program to see if an update is available that solves the problem. Some examples of programs that might be affected are:
iTunes software by Apple
Nero software by Nero Inc
Roxio Creator software by Sonic Solutions
Zune software by Microsoft
After reinstalling your programs, if you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, please see the "Next steps" section.
Back to the top
Next steps
If this method did not help you, you might want to use the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site to find other solutions. Some services that the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site provides include the following:
Searchable Knowledge Base: Search technical support information and self-help tools for Microsoft products.
Solution Centers: View product-specific frequently asked questions and support highlights.
Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups: Contact counterparts, peers, and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs).
Other Support Options: Use the Web to ask a question, to contact Microsoft Customer Support Services, or to provide feedback.
If you continue to have questions after you use these Microsoft Web sites, or if you cannot find a solution on the Microsoft Support Services Web site, click the following link to contact Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus
Back to the top
More information
This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:
You upgrade a computer to Windows Vista or install Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs.
You uninstall Microsoft Digital Image.
You may see one of the following error messages:
One of the following error messages appears when you view the CD drive or the DVD drive in Device Manager.
Error message 1
The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31).
Error message 2
A driver for this device was not required, and has been disabled (Code 32 or Code 31).
Error message 3
Your registry might be corrupted. (Code 19)
An "error code 39" error message.
A message that resembles the following appears in the notification area:
Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

Feb 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Cleaning my files, accidentally lost drivers for my Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-117R, also Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-104....driver 5.1.2535.0 System restore could not take me back far enough, and cannot load Recovery...


BAD DVD
Windows 7
To resolve this problem on a computer that is running Windows 7, use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. For more information about how to open this troubleshooter in Windows 7, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Open-the-Hardware-and-Devices-troubleshooter
Back to the top
Windows Vista
Click Start, and then click All Programs.
Click Accessories, and then click Run.
Type regedit, and then click OK. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.
Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 8.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Back to the top
Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.
Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.
Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.
Back to the top
Did this fix the problem?
Windows 7
Click Start, click Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
Windows Vista
Click Start, click Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
Windows XP
Click Start, click My Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
Back to the top
Is the drive listed?
If the drive is listed, try to play or access a CD or DVD.
If you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, you may have to reinstall some programs. Some programs might not be able to use your CD or DVD drive until you reinstall those programs. If the problem occurs again when you install or uninstall those programs, contact the manufacturer of the program to see if an update is available that solves the problem. Some examples of programs that might be affected are:
iTunes software by Apple
Nero software by Nero Inc
Roxio Creator software by Sonic Solutions
Zune software by Microsoft
After reinstalling your programs, if you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you still cannot play or access a CD or DVD, please see the "Next steps" section.
If the drive is not listed, remove and reinstall the existing drivers.
Back to the top
Remove and reinstall drivers
If the drive is not listed, remove and reinstall the existing drivers. To do this, follow these steps:
Windows 7
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click System and Security, click System, and then click Device Manager.
Note If Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.
When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
Restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed
Windows Vista
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance, click System, and then click Device Manager.
Note If Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.
When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
Restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed.
Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click System and Maintenance, and then click System,
On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
In Device Manager, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives, right-click the CD and DVD devices, and then click Uninstall.
When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.
Restart the computer.
After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed.
See if reinstalling the drivers fixed the problem.
Now try to play or access a CD or DVD.
If you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, you may have to reinstall some programs. Some programs might not be able to use your CD or DVD drive until you reinstall those programs. If the problem occurs again when you install or uninstall those programs, contact the manufacturer of the program to see if an update is available that solves the problem. Some examples of programs that might be affected are:
iTunes software by Apple
Nero software by Nero Inc
Roxio Creator software by Sonic Solutions
Zune software by Microsoft
After reinstalling your programs, if you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.
If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, please see the "Next steps" section.
Back to the top
Next steps
If this method did not help you, you might want to use the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site to find other solutions. Some services that the Microsoft Customer Support Services Web site provides include the following:
Searchable Knowledge Base: Search technical support information and self-help tools for Microsoft products.
Solution Centers: View product-specific frequently asked questions and support highlights.
Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups: Contact counterparts, peers, and Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs).
Other Support Options: Use the Web to ask a question, to contact Microsoft Customer Support Services, or to provide feedback.
If you continue to have questions after you use these Microsoft Web sites, or if you cannot find a solution on the Microsoft Support Services Web site, click the following link to contact Support:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus
Back to the top
More information
This issue may have occurred after one of the following situations:
You upgrade a computer to Windows Vista or install Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
You install or uninstall CD or DVD recording programs.
You uninstall Microsoft Digital Image.
You may see one of the following error messages:
One of the following error messages appears when you view the CD drive or the DVD drive in Device Manager.
Error message 1
The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31).
Error message 2
A driver for this device was not required, and has been disabled (Code 32 or Code 31).
Error message 3
Your registry might be corrupted. (Code 19)
An "error code 39" error message.
A message that resembles the following appears in the notification area:
Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

Feb 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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CD drive not recognized error code 0F00.281A


Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or not recognized by Windows or other programs, so you cannot play or access a CD or DVD. This issue might have occurred after you installed, uninstalled, or updated a program


Click Start, click My Computer, and then see whether the drive is listed.
Is the drive listed? loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation');
If the drive is listed, try to play or access a CD or DVD.
If you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.

If you cannot play or access a CD or DVD, you may have to reinstall some programs. Some programs might not be able to use your CD or DVD drive until you reinstall those programs. If the problem occurs again when you install or uninstall those programs, contact the manufacturer of the program to see if an update is available that solves the problem. Some examples of programs that might be affected are:
  • iTunes software by Apple
  • Nero software by Nero Inc
  • Roxio Creator software by Sonic Solutions
  • Zune software by Microsoft
After reinstalling your programs, if you can play or access a CD or DVD, you are finished with this article.

If you still cannot play or access a CD or DVD,

If the drive is not listed, remove and reinstall the existing drivers.

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Brand new computer and i did not install the adobe it came with the computer Vista basic and i get the 1311 error message when i try to run adobe computer 1 day old !


no big problm if u comp is new r old...

When you try to install Adobe Acrobat 6, 7, 8, or 3D on Windows, the installer returns the error message "Error [1311, 1335 or 2350]. Source file not found: [drive name]:\ Adobe Acrobat [version]\data1.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it." If you click Retry, the installer returns the error message "Cannot find the file Adobe Acrobat [version]\data1.cab."
Solution Perform one or more of the following solutions:
Solution 1: Check the Acrobat CD-ROM.

Make sure that the CD-ROM from which you are installing is free of dirt and debris. If necessary, clean the CD-ROM with a soft, lint-free cloth.
Solution 2: Temporarily disable anti-virus software, and then install Acrobat.

For instructions, see the documentation for the anti-virus software or contact the manufacturer.
Solution 3: Extract the compressed installation files, and then install Acrobat.

  1. Right-click the folder and choose Extract All.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. To install Acrobat, double-click the Setup.exe file located in the folder that contains the extracted files.
Solution 4: Uninstall the CD-ROM drive and let Windows redetect it, and then install Acrobat.

  1. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  3. Expand the DVD/CD-ROM drives section.
  4. Right-click each device listed under DVD/CD-ROM drives and choose Uninstall. Click OK to confirm.
  5. Close Device Manager and restart the computer.
  6. After Windows redetects the DVD/CD-ROM drive(s), insert the Acrobat CD into the CD-ROM drive and install Acrobat.
Solution 5: Install Acrobat from the desktop.

  1. Insert the Acrobat CD into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Copy the Acrobat folder from the Acrobat CD to the Desktop.
  3. Double-click setup.exe in the Acrobat folder on the Desktop, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.
Additional Information Errors 1311, 1335, and 2350 occur when the Acrobat installer is unable to access the necessary files from the CD-ROM drive. These same errors may also occur if antivirus software interferes with an installation or if the installation files are compressed.


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How to do a system recovery when my cd rom drive doesnt work?


got to have a new cd-rom drive mate, most practical approach.

other options are network boot (done in offices with many computers), USB boot (if your BIOS supports it & you need to have a USB device with the bootable image of the system disk), etc.

Jan 26, 2009 | PC Desktops

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DVD and CD drives not working


Drive may need a firmware update. If you have internet access then go to drive's manufacturer, and check for an update. There could also be a drive configuration problem, need to see if drives are recognized, by the system.You can right click my computer select explore and look for drives or go to settings, control panel right click system, open, then hardware, device manager. Then look for cd and dvd drives. If you see yellow exclamation marks or question marks then updates drivers. This is a start, try to see if the drives recognized.

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I have a Sony Vaio desktop with Windows Home Premium and my CD/DVD drive does not work anymore. There is an error message which says "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The...


Your DVD/CD Drive laser reader head is not working as it will show this message when ever you insert a cd/dvd disc - Try to replace it with a new one even head assembly can be also replaced

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