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CD ROM My cd drive fails to read cds. It doesn't read cds and if i try to copy to a cd it says to put a blank cd in the drive and there already is one. I've gone though a whole box of cds and then some.

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    1. what is the brand of your cd drive?

    2. When did you perchase it? eg; last year?

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I have problems with my Desktop Computer
I don´t have my Drivers to install.... How can I do?.

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1.Try updating your firmware by contacting Dell technical support.
2.Try Calling a Local Technician To check for loose connection or Check it your self.
3.Reset your BIOS Settiongs

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The windows might be corrupted. You could try editing the windows registry. here are the steps:

In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit the registry. The usual cautions apply. If the registry is not edited properly your whole system can crash.

1) Close all open programs
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4) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

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5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
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you have either one of these ..

5187-5619 = DVD-ROM/CD-RW combination drive - 48X CD-R write, 32X CD-RW rewrite, 48X CD-ROM read, 16X DVD-ROM read

EL436-69001 = 48X DVD-ROM CD-R/RW optical drive - 48X read, 32X read, 48X read, 16X max write speed

make sure you buy CDs or DVDs which are speed compatible to your optical drive or COMBO drive speeds

if you are busying compatible speed CD media, then take some compressed air (can) and clean the drive bay and inside the optical drive area, to dedust it .


go to this site and review all the related sites .. read carefully and try to figure out what the possibility (issue) is .
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=15887&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=431075


if ALL this fails, you may have to replace the DRIVE itself

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The fasted and easiest way to eliminate Windows being the cause of a read problem is to remove the IDE cable from the drive and insert a CD into the drive once the system is powered on again. You should notice some change in the LED of the CD-ROM, at least it should blink for a few seconds. Usually if the LED goes out or turns red it would point towards a faulty drive - which you have already seem to establish.

One last shot to try before dumping the CD-ROM for good is to update the Firmware of the ROM drive - altough a long shot I have seen this work a number of times.

As Insomniac says CD-ROM's are very cheap to purchase these days

Insomniac I am remember when these ROM drives were very expensive - do you remember when the first Burners came out? As slow as a tractor and expensive as a Ferrari

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