Having problems with your Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop ?

Neither of my CD rom drives are working in my E310 Dell dimension desktop, they stopeed working quite sometime ago. I never used them much other than installing some programs on the machine when I first got it about 3-4 years ago. Now they just say "insert disk in to drive", and it doesn't matter what disk is in the drive(s) it says this on both drives. I have a portable CD drive which I hooked up to it, but is says the same thing, so its not the a hardware issue. As soon as I plugged the portab


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Try this:

In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit \012the registry. The usual cautions apply. If the registry is not edited \012properly your whole system can crash.
\012
\0121) Close all open programs
\0122) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
\0123) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
\012
\012* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\012* SYSTEM
\012* CurrentControlSet
\012* Control
\012* Class
\012* {4D36E965-E325-11CE-
\012BFC1-08002BE10318}
\012
\0124) This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the \012registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
\012
\012* UpperFilters
\012* LowerFilters
\012* UpperFilters.bak
\012* LowerFilters.bak
\012
\0125) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on \012them and choose Delete
\0126) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
\0127) Reboot your computer
\0128) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have \012returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the \012yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone
\012
\012http://www.pchell.com/hardware/cd_drive_…
\012
\012You could also visit the Sony site and look for a tech support section. \012You can usually download drivers for free from the major manufacturers.
\012
\012http://esupport.sony.com/perl/select-sys… \012>drivers
\012
Start by going to (I'm assuming Windows XP) My Computer->Manage and then selecting Device Manager\012Under DVD/CD Rom devices, see if you have any yellow exclamation marks. We need to make sure all of your devices are "seen" by the system and that the drivers for them are installed.\012
\012Note: DELL usually has their own drivers, so you would need to go to the DELL support site and get them. I would recommend doing this to start and get everything up to date.
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