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My DVD/CDWR is no lobger working

By lizbishop47117 ·
I have a Dell Inspiron B130 with a GCC4244 DVD-ROM. It has stopped working. It is listed under hardware and shows that it is working properly. I have tried reinstalling 2 times with no luck. I have also assigned a different path with no results. When I insert any kind of media I can hear the DVD ROM run, but nothing else happens. Any idea on what else I can do?

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Stick some form of Bootable Disc in the drive

by OH Smeg In reply to My DVD/CDWR is no lobger ...

Like the Dell Recovery CD and see if the drive starts booting from the Optical Drive or the HDD. You may need to enter BIOS and make sure that the first boot device is the Optical Drive then the HDD and save the changes when you exit BIOS and then if the Computer boots from the Optical Drive you have a Windows Problem and if it fails to read the Optical Disc the DVD Drive has gone to Silicon Heaven.

This happens a lot when Disc's are left in the drive and it is not used the Laser LED stops working and the drive needs to be replaced.

If it is a Windows Problem and you have a M$ Branded Install Disc as apposed to a Dell Recovery Disc you can do a In Place install by following the directions here

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341


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