Question about Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop
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?
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.
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
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...
Posted on Mar 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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