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Trying to install dvdrom on my dell dimensin 4500

Any help with the install would be great. I am pulling my hair out...

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Let's see, here are a list of things to do.

1. If replacing an existing drive, open the chassis, remove old drive and transfer mounting rails to new drive. (Make sure the drive jumper is set to CABLE SELECT)
2. Mount new drive in chassis, connect the IDE and power cables.
3. Boot to the BIOS (F2 at boot) turn on caps lock, scroll lock and Numlock, the press CNTL+E, CNTL+F then CNTL+B to reboot, this will force IDE redetection and should ID the drive in BIOS
4. Boot to windows, see if the drive is now ID'd in device manager.
5. Install DVD playback and burning SW that came with the drive.

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