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#1 memory67

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:21 PM

Daughter's laptop we've been working on. After much research online to the same problem many others were having and solutions they had tried, we diagnosed what we thought was a hard drive issue as our original error was 2000-0147 and we have replaced the hard drive on this twice since she's had it in the last 3 years. When we got her hard drive last week I went to install it and the Cd drive will not run the install disks.

I deactivated the CD drive in the setup so that it would boot from the hard drive and removed the CD drive and I'm still getting the black screen after the initial dell window with the windows startup scroll afterwards at the bottom. Put it back in and ran diagnostics and am getting errors on the CD drive.

Not able to start in safe mode or any other options within F8 without same results, with or without the CD drive in.

I'm willing to buy the CD drive but my question is, will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?

Thanks for your help.

Tammie

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 02:40 AM

will the new CD drive work without the drivers being installed on either hard drive?

Thanks for your help.

Tammie

Hi Tammie and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

A CD drive or DVD drive is usually manufactured as a plug and play device, therefore there are no drivers required for it to work with a system.

The plug and play technology is built right into the motherboard, that is where it begins.

So a CD or DVD drive can be booted to regardless of whether there is even a hard drive installed, as long as the disk in the drive is burned as a boot disk.

So a basic answer is, no you do not need drivers.


Hope that answers your question and you are much welcomed for my reply.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 09:04 AM

Thank you for your prompt reply. That's where I'm going to proceed from here.

Thanks Again!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:21 PM

Thank you for your prompt reply. That's where I'm going to proceed from here.

Thanks Again!

You are most welcomed and best of luck to you! :)

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