I am unable to read any form of CD/DVD that I put into my CD Drive, when I insert the CD it doesnot spin, and when I click on the Icon in My Compputer, it says "Please insert a disc into Drive E:" and then ejects the CD. The CD Dive is bootable, as I booted a linux Live CD off it, but reinstalling the drivers does nothing, as does system resotre
It would be helpful to know the model of your Dell, your operating system, and the model of the CD drive (hint, check device manager). While you are in device manager, see if there are any errors listed next to your drive.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
It would be helpful to know the model of your Dell...
Refer to the thread title Osprey
@ Ewen: Try removing/uninstalling the drive in Device Manager, and rebooting the laptop?
If that doesn't help, try reinstalling the chipset drivers?
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Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)
230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery
Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
Thanks for the advice :-)
Ive tried the above but to no avail, the problem has got worse, I tried booting to the supplied Vista DVD and the DVD drive just wont read it, it spins up, then sort of markes a buzzing noise, then does nothing until I press the eject problem. I think the DVD drive has died. How do I go about getting a new one? I am a trainiee Avionics Engineer (Aircraft Elecrtrical) so I should be able to fit it myself. The laptop is only 5 months old.
Heres a video of the specific problem