Having problems with your Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop ?

At bootup: "drive 1 not found;" neither CD or DVD drives work, although they start to run when I put in a disc, then stop.

\015 When I boot up my computer, running Windows XP I get a message "drive 1 not found." I can hit F1 to get into windows, or F2 for setup. Neither of my drives, CD or DVD, are recognized.\015

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When you boot go to your bios (probably f12) go to drives under there and see if your drive is present! if you have not changed any phiscal parameter on your computer it should be if it is not you may want to check the phisical cables in the computer to make sure they are attached and if so boot the computer with your hand on the drive do you feel it spinning up? is there a secondary drive present that has been added since the problem started? if so check the jumper settings on both (the drives should have a little picture that shows what for what) your main drive is primary and your second drive is secondary unless there older drives it may be labeled slave... let me know if it helped
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