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The disk drive on my desktop computer's Dimension 5150 is no longer fuctioning. The computer will not read any disks. The drive will not open or close. I had to use a pin to open it manually. The little light does not blink or turn on. What's wrong and how can I fix it?

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It might be the problem with the IC

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The disk-drive cannot be "mounted", i.e., the motherboard cannot access it

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To "boot" a computer is to load a small "loader" program from the disk-drive;
that program "pulls-up-by-the-boot-straps", to read the rest of Windows from the disk-drive.


If the disk-drive has "failed", then you'll get messages like the one that you reported.

Replace the disk-drive.

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Cannot get any sound


Make sure your speakers are pluged in the green socket at the rear of your computer case.
Secondly, use the driver disk for your PC to install the Sound drivers, if you do not have them, serch for them on google. Download them and install. Either use Dell Dimension 5150 audio drivers in your search or the exact model of your mainboard.
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Hi try going to control panel, system, hard ware and then device manager. If you have any driver issues, your device will be highlighted by a yellow ? With your driver CD in drive, click the + sign and right click the device with the problem, select update driver, follow instructions and select install driver from disk. Hope this helps

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My computer won't read disks.


There's only two possiblities either your driver has been corrupted or the drive itself has failed. Try reinstalling the driver, first find or download the driver for your CD drive, when windows tell you it already has the best driver hit back and tell it to install the driver at the location where your driver is at. If this doesn't fix the problem your best fix is to buy a new CD drive, given the current cost of DVD drives this might be a good time to upgrade.

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If your computer cannot read from your disk-drive, then it will try to read from a disk inserted into the CD-drive.

So, it's likely that the disk-drive on your computer has died.

Take the computer to a qualified technician, to replace the disk-drive.

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I have a Dell Dimension 5150. I was working on a project when the computer froze up. I had no choice but to turn off by the power button. Now it will not boot. Says there is no bootable device. I tried...


If you have a bootable xp disk handy set up the computer to boot from dvd-rom or cd-rom, put the disk in the drive and let it start setting up windows, Once on a blue page where you have a few options choose "R" for recovery console, it opens up a command prompt page. When in the command prompt page type: chkdsk c:/f and press enter, let it run. When finished restart hopfully its all back to working order.

<Change drive letter to the drive you use if it is other than c:>

You could also get another hard drive set as master and set the other as slave, load a copy of windows onto the c: drive and boot it up, all your files should now be on drive d: your original boot drive.

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If an application is attempting to access the CD drive, the door will close. Put the CD in first and then launch the application.

Also possible a problem with the eject/load mechnism in the CD drive.

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try with other disk if all disk getting same issue then you have to first clean your cdrom or dvdrom lense.
For that you need disk cleaner disk pur chase it and put in rom then play it.
then it clean lense.then check.
if still face problem then you need to repair or replaced lense if it in warrenty replace it.

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you cleared the bios settings by removing the battery.
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