Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook ?

Does not recognize that cds are in the drive; does not show that there is a disk drive


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Try turning your PC off and re-seating the drive. Go into BIOS and make sure BIOS see's the CD drive... if BIOS see's the drive then it may be a problem with a driver/firmware or windows.
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\015\012If it doesn't work after that go into Device Manager. Right-click on my computer and go to 'properties'. It will open a window, go the the third tab which is 'Hardware'. The first button you see is 'Device Manager', click on it. It will open another window, you will see a bunch of devices. Find the DVD/CD ROM Drives, and expand it... it should show your CD drive... if it does, then right-click on it and choose 'Un-install'. This will remove it from your PC.. Once it is finished, Right-click on your computer name(at the top of the Device Manager window) and choose 'Scan for Hardware Changes'. This should redetect your CD drive and install it.... then test it by putting in a music Cd or something.
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\015\012If it still doesn't work, then it may be a bad drive.
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