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I have Dell6400 inspiron .My Cd drive is not recognizing cd. I tried to install turbotax cd but does not recognize. Stating go to control panel and configure?

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You may have a missing or bad driver for your cd drive. Try reinstalling the driver by going to device manager.

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Does it recognize any other cd? if not you might have to go to device manager, cd drive right click advance properties and select pio mode.

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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