I have looked around and tried almost anything I can think of. I have a Latitude D600 with a Teac DVD-Rom DV-28E-C. The hard drive went out, and I replaced it. The dvd-rom has not worked since the old hard drive crashed. I had to load Windows with an external drive, and I still can't get it to work. I have tried looking into the registry for upper and lower values, updated the DVD-Rom Firmware, uninstalling and reinstalling the drive, and tried different disks I know works. Windows sees the drive, but it does not read the disks (drive runs and reads the disk, then stops). Windows installed a cd-rom driver or it. I could not find a driver for it anywhere. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
I'm going to suggest you run the Dell diagnostics on the drive. Your only option is to prepare a bootable flash drive with the diagnostics on it. The procedure is not difficult and instructions are easy to find. <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell> This diagnostic download can be used for a variety of formats (floppy, USB, CD, etc.).
Thanks for your suggestion. I had to take a break for about a week from this problem. When I fired up the laptop, the drive is working fine again. Maybe it just needed a break from all of the updates and drivers .....I have the diagnostics and will keep for future use. Thanks again.