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Re: I have a Dell Dimension 5150 trying to replace cd...
As you are look at the front of your PC remove the right hand side. The you will see a spring loaded latch that when pushed up will release the CD/DVD players from your computer. Make sure you remove the cables in the rear of the drive. The panel around the drive area is removable without taking off the whole front. The drive itself removes straight out of the front... Install lift up that same spring loaded latch that covers all three drive slots. Hope this helps...you can do it ...have fun
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Restart your computer.
Enter BIOS SETUP.
Check the list of disk-drives (and CD/DVD drives).
You have "manually" added a device that no longer is connected.
So, you get the "cannot find drive" is generated.
Disable/Remove the non-existent device,
and then you will not need to press 'F1' to continue.
CD/DVD drives are even less reliable than the cheap power supplies generally used in packaged PCs.
Of two new, brand-name drives by Lite-On, one was DOA and the second ran for 2 days.
You can try removing (deleting) the drive from the Device Manager list, then rebooting.
If the drive is at all usable, Windows should 'find' it and reinstall the driver needed.
If this doesn't work, the drive is likely dead.
Try to ship it back where you purchase that device cause the hardware device has the problem maybe a factory defect then you should ship it back. Try to used light scribe utility program on your writer cause it will help your dvd/cd device read properly.
You cannot plug an IDE ribbon in the floppy slot (port). The total IDE drives you can install is four (4). But check your jumper configuration. The DVD & DVD/CD-ROM cannot have the same jumper configuration to share the same IDE slot. One has to be MASTER (MS) and the other SLAVE (SL). Or you may put both drives on CABLE SELECT (CS).
First thing to do is go to the manufacturers website or dell.com/support if it is an OEM drive download the driver for it. Make sure you save it and not run it now what you want to do is follow these steps in uninstalling the old driver and installing the new one
Go to Start Button Click control panel System and maintenance System then in the left pane you should see an option for device manager go inside there expand the category for cd/dvd/rw drives right-click on the drive and click uninstall then you will want to install the freshly downloaded driver and then reboot
a few things you can get back to me on :
-what program do you use to try to burn? -what OS are you running?
If these steps seem difficult let me know and i will give you a screenshot walk through. I need to know the OS for that . let me know if this helps
Open your tower and reseat all the cables that are running to the CD ROM (generally a flat white cable). Also reseat the other end of the cable to the motherboard too.
Ensure that CD Drive is enabled in BIOS (Press F2 as the system boots up to enter into BIOS)
Please get back if you need any further help.
maybe the carbons of the DVD reader are getting too old and it doesn't rotate as fast as how it was burned so it cannot read the movies.. buying a new one will fix your problem.. the problems of nano technology is that things are too small to be fixed by humans...
maybe you could play those games because they were old, and since most of the stuff its installed in your computer it doesn't need much from the DVD unit..