Having problems with your Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook ?

CD/DVD drive not recognized by system and not working at all!

\015 Several months ago the CD/DVD drive stopped working on my Dell Inspiron E1505 notebook. I told my friend and he purchased and external CD/DVD drive for me to use. When I plugged it in to install, it automatically started installing it's own drivers. A box came up saying that the drivers failed to install and it has not even powered up since. I have tons of software on CDs that I would love to install. How do I fix this. My husband seems to think that this is a driver issue, however he has not had any success with trying to install new drivers from Dell. Help Please!\015

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In windows xp: go to start then control panel then system then hardware then device manager then remove anythig that even remotely looks lika a DVD drive then: shut down you computer when it restarts xp will look for and, install anything hooked up to it automaticly
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