Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4500 PC Desktop ?

I am trying to install a new DVD rewriter and cannot get the rewriter or the orignal CD Rom to work.

Answers :

If the DVD RW is IDE/PATA internal unit, (large connector and flat ribbon cable) then check jumper settings at the back of DVD and ensure that the ribbon cable is well fixed to the motherboard.

IF DVD is internal SATA (small connector), then go to BIOS and ensure that SATA ports are enabled.

IF the unit is external USB, use a different USB port, check cable and connector, and try unplugging PC and removing battery from computer if it is a laptop.

If unit is internal also go to BIOS settings and try a disk autodetect, if that does not work, try resetting BIOS to default.settings.

Either than the problems listed above, there is not much that can prevent the drive from installing.
Go to device manager and make sure both are enabled and have the latest drivers downloaded.
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