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At first glance I would say that the optical drive has suffered a catastrophic failure you need a new one . good deals on ebay and at pour local wally world store

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Well the fact that when you put in a cd it does not see it indicates that either the CD Drive is not being detected or the drive has gone faulty and needs replacing.
First Look in the bios of the computer to see if it is seen the drives section. If it is there then look in windows under control panel , system, device manager. Now look under DVD/CD Roms drives (this may differ slightly in XP) to see if in there with no error against it. If not and not in the bios either then the drive has failed. If however it shows in DVD/CD Roms with no error then try a different make of cd/DVD. If this works then the Bios of the drive will need updating. This info is on the manufacturers website. Good luck.

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at end of this instruction set, see link to review more questions/answers,as your issue with CD/DVD ROM will vary .


This document applies to HP and Compaq desktop computers with Windows XP, Me, and 98. Use this document to make Windows and the CD writing software recognize the CD or DVD writer drive. Start at Step 1; do not skip to other sections until Step 1 has been completed. Step 1: Does Windows detect the CD or DVD drive? Use Device Manager to determine if Windows is recognizing the drive:
  1. In Windows XP, click Start , and right-click My Computer . In Windows 98 and Me, right-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
  2. In Windows XP, select Properties , click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button. In Windows 98 and Me, select Properties , and click the Device Manager tab.
  3. Click the plus sign (+ ) next to DVD/CD-ROM Drives (or similar) category.
  4. Do the following depending on what is listed in the DVD/CD-ROM drives category:
    • If the CD or DVD drive name is missing , the drive is not being detected by Windows. Close Device Manager and skip to the section CD or DVD drive is not recognized by Windows .
    • If a drive name is shown but is disabled (icon is marked with a red X, c00877300.gif ), the drive has been disabled. Right-click the drive name and select Enable . You may have to restart the computer to complete the enabling process. The drive should work correctly once it has been enabled. NOTE: If the drive cannot be enabled, a required service or driver that the drive needs is not functioning or has been disabled. Click the plus sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers and troubleshoot any problems found according to any error codes in Device Manager. Resetting the BIOS may also resolve this problem.
    • If a drive name is shown but contains an alert icon (an icon marked with an alert symbol, c00877301.gif ), then use the section Using Device Manager error codes to troubleshoot the problem. You may also use the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive to reset the drive configuration.
    • If the CD or DVD drive is listed as normal but your disc burning software does not recognize the drive, Device Manager shows no special icons c00877302.gif . Windows is detecting the drive but the writing software does not. Leave Device Manager open and continue with the next section Disc burning software does not recognize the original drive .


here is a link that will give you several other questions and answers to CD/DVD ROM issues.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documentSubCategory?tmp_rule=11843&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=ca&lang=en&product=443069

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If it open that's means the power supply is ok

2. If the DVD drive is not showing on my computer windows or the DVD is not detect the CD/DVD disk

Tofix the problem we need to delete the UpperFilters andLowerFiltersregistry key for more details about the troubleshootingstep please follow the below link.
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1. If the CD/DVD drive tray not open.

Open "My computer" windows and select the CD drive . "Right click" onthe CD drive.You will get a pop up windows with the "Eject" option.

If it open that's means the power supply is ok

2. If the DVD drive is not showing on my computer windows or the DVD is not detect the CD/DVD disk

To fix the problem we need to delete the UpperFilters and LowerFiltersregistry key for more details about the troubleshooting step please follow the below link.
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1. Change the IDE Slot and check
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2. Give it to a service center if it is still under warranty
3. check in BIOS if the DVD ROM is detected or not
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It can still be a bad drive even if it is detected. Try installing another one.

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You need to by a disk for cleaning your CD-ROM. The laser has more than likely gotten dirty. Someone has put a dirty CD into that drive. It only takes a spec of dust to do this. Always wipe your CD'S with a cleaning cloth from the inside edge outward before you ever put them into your CD-Rom. Never clean in circles. You can buy a kit for this at Walmart or a Computer store.

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