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#1 Nita

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 10:13 AM

Some months ago I had a problem with the CD and DVD drives and someone kindly sent me a chipset thingy which seemed to srt the problem out. I have now as a result of lots of problems and withthe help of a friend reformatted the hard drive. The CD drive is working but the DVD drive is shown to be present when I look at my computer but it flashes mightily when I put a CD rom or Dvd into it but it doesn't read it it says access denied. I think it wasn't working for a while even before the reformatting. Can anything be done or do you think it has died. I must say I haven't used it very much, I tend to use mainly the CD drive. All help gratefully received but please keep it very simple as I am not very clever about these things

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Posted 01 August 2005 - 09:37 PM

They will quit working without warning.
Lets try to remove the DVD in the device manager and then restart the computer & let it reload the drive from the driver cache.

Device Manager:
Right Click My Computer>Properties>Device Manager tab

Expand the CD-Rom drives right click the DVD and remove.

Restart Computer

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 05:53 AM

River rat, you are a genius.Thankyou so very very much.It works!!!

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 08:13 AM

You're Welcome
Glad to help. :thumbsup:




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