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Dell e510 cd dvd rw not working

Cd drive plays music but will not read a cd rom or dvd. Just says "drive is empty" when we put in a disc that's not a music disc. Help, please?

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  • sherri lee Aug 17, 2008

    I have a Dell E510. When I insert an audio CD. My CD does not play. Windows Media Player or whichever default I used, used to play the CD automatically. Now nothing happens. When I go to my computer, the D drive says DVD-RW not CD. Can't get it to play a CD. I'm not computer savvy and my warranty has expired. Can anyone out there help me???

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Try going into your Device manager start right click on my computer click on properties then click hardware tab. Under this tab click device Manager. Under disc drives find the drive that you are having problems with and right click on it. Then try to update drivers. If this dose not work do the same thing but this time uninstall the drive. After it uninstalls go to your controll pannel and click on add hardware. It should find and reinstall the cd rom and it's associated files and hopefully work once again.

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