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Windows 7: Please HELP: Disk Drive Not Detecting or Loading My CD's


28 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
Please HELP: Disk Drive Not Detecting or Loading My CD's

Okay, so I'm ripping my audio CDs,

and I just had a problem getting the drive to open,

So I looked and saw a tiny hole on the drive, I stuck a paper clip in it and it opened.

Now however I cannot get it to detect any CDs. It will not load anything.

Now I looked and I realized that my CD/DVD drive was not listed on my computer.

I am trying to figure out what driver I had, so I can try re-installing it.

I run a Dell Inspiron M5010 64 bit.

PLEASE someone help

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29 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fearless View Post
Okay, so I'm ripping my audio CDs,

and I just had a problem getting the drive to open,

So I looked and saw a tiny hole on the drive, I stuck a paper clip in it and it opened.

Now however I cannot get it to detect any CDs. It will not load anything.

Now I looked and I realized that my CD/DVD drive was not listed on my computer.

I am trying to figure out what driver I had, so I can try re-installing it.

I run a Dell Inspiron M5010 64 bit.

PLEASE someone help
Hello Fearless, Welcome to the forum.

Check that the connectors on the back of the drive are seated securely
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29 May 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome Fearless


to pooch

And if you are comfortable working inside your case:

Here is a tip that has worked in the past.

Uninstall the optical drives in Device Manager.
Power down the computer to OFF. Disconnect the optical drives power & data cables.
Power ON the computer for a full cycle, check to see that NO optical drives are shown in Device Manager. Power down the computer to OFF. Re-connect the power & data cables to the optical drives. Power ON the computer, making sure it is connected to the Internet so Windows 7 Updates can check for the most current drivers. Then let's see if they work.
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29 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to remove CD/DVD drive on a Dell Inspiron M5010:
Documentation
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