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DELL INSPIRON 1525 not recognizing CDROM Drive

\015 I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista 32. My problem: CDROM drive not recognized by computer. Everytime I insert a CD in drive it makes a noise as it is loading but then stopped. What I have already tried: 1)Deleted all Roxia CD burner programs 2)Deleted ''Upperfilter'' from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 3)Removed CDROM Drive by going to devmgmt.mscPlease note that I have tried to see if computer finds new hardware but it does not.HELP!\015

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  1. ensure drive is recognized by the BIOS (It should be ID'd by model in BIOS
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  3. If drive is seen normally in bios, then try the fixit utility in this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
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  5. See if you can boot to the drive using your Vista DVD and run a repair my computer from DVD
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  7. If none of the above works, replace the drive. If system will boot to DVD, then reinstall Vista
Great that's a good start. so you have isolated that the CD drive lens has gone bad and needs to be replaced. there is no other T/s step that you can follow.
Replace the Optical drive.
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