Dell Inspiron E1505 DVD/RW Drive Problems

Need help with my E1505 DVD/RW drive not showing up in windows Vista Home. It shows in the bios setup and also under device manager. But has a problem indicated in device manager. States windows could not load the C:\windows\system32\cdrom.sys file as it is corrupt or missing. The file is there. I have tried deleting this file and replacing with a known good one but cannot. Says access denied. Tried in the safe mode and same thing. Cjanged out the drive for a known good one and same problem. How can I get this corrected and loaded in windows?


Dell Inspiron E1505/6400

Intel Core Duo T7200 @2.00Ghz (each processor)

15.4 Inch UltraSharp True Life Wide-screen WXGA+ (1680x1050)

2GB RAM, DDR2, 533MHz

256MB Ge Force 7300 Graphics card

120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor

Intel PRO/Wireless Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Mini Card

SD/MMC/CMS/Pro/xD Card reader

Media Direct 3

85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

8X DVD+/-RW Drive for Inspiron 6400/E1505 

Integrated High Definition Audio

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Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 DVD/RW Drive Problems


I suspect that you have a conflicting device driver.  If you have recently added any software for devices such as IOmega ZIP disk, MP3 player, USB Flash drive, that may be the source of the conflict.  Open Device Manager and look at the DVD Properties.  Do you see any drivers that might reflect recent software that was installed such as iomdisk.sys?


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