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Computer not recognizing the CD/DVD ROM drive upon initial boot

When I first boot up the computer, a message will come up saying the a device in the modular service bay cannot be identified (DVD ROM drive). I try restarting the computer to see if it'll recognize it the second time, but to no avail. When putting a CD or DVD in the drive once the computer is up and running, it won't read it. Is there anything I can try or do I need to buy a new DVD drive?

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    Device in the Modula bay not identified

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    Dell Inspiron B130 not reading or writing to CD ROM drive. Suggestion was to check bios ... F2 gets me to the bios, but what am I looking for when I get there?

  • valerie gordon Apr 20, 2009

    I have the exact problem- the error message upon booting and the computer not playing the anything in the CD-DVD drive.

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check your bios setup
and detect your rom

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BIOS settings allow you to run a boot sequence from a floppy drive, a hard drive, a CD-ROM drive or an external device. You may configure the order that your computer searches these physical devices for the boot sequence.
The first device in the order list has the first boot priority. For example, to boot from a CD-ROM drive instead of a hard drive, place the CD-ROM drive ahead of the hard drive in priority.
Before you set boot priority for a USB device, plug the device into a USB port.
To specify the boot sequence:
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  2. Choose to enter BIOS setup. The BIOS setup utility page appears.
  3. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. System devices appear in order of priority.
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Boot Priority Options

Some computer manufacturers allow you to select the device that contains the boot sequence from a special device selection menu. The example below uses a Dell system board.
To set boot priority using a device selection menu:
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* internal CD/DVD drive
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* external USB device (memory stick, external CD drive, et cetera)
* via your network-adapter -- trying to connect to a "boot-server"

So, restart your computer, and enter BIOS SETUP mode.
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If you want, exclude the "network" boot-device,
since the error-messages that you are seeing are indicating that *NO* boot-server exists on your network.

What the messages *COULD* imply is that there is no media in the CD/DVD drive,
no media in the 3.5" drive, nothing "bootable" connected via a USB port,
*AND* that your computer *TRIED* but *FAILED* to boot from your disk-drive.

That is, your disk-drive either is electrically disconnected (no power reaching it)
or electronically disconnected (the "data" cable is not attached)
or that the disk-drive itself is "dead".

Take your computer to a qualified technician for trouble-shooting.
You may have to replace the "dead" disk-drive with a brand-new one.

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Hi, Please Follow theses insructions:

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Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Look for Run or Command Prompt, a windows for regedit will come up on the screen select the specified below

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Once you see the DVD/CD-ROM Drives Delete upper and lower filters if you show both on the list uner name, then restart your computer.

I Hope this will be a big help to your concern ^_^ THanks.

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