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Dell XPS 400 DVD-ROM Drivers


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#1 metrickkruzer

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:14 AM

I have tried a search, but didn't see anything on this. If there is I apologize.

I have Windows XP Home Media Edition.

Cannot use my DVD-ROM or DVD RW.

Anyone have a download that I can use to load these drivers? I've tried troubleshooting etc.... I do not have a driver disc, and I have tried uninstalling and re-booting etc... Rollback Driver etc....

Here's the information for both from the Device Manager:

HL-DT-ST-DVD+-RW GWA4164B

SONY DVD-ROM DDU1615

Appreciate!

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

Windows does not use third party drivers for optical drives. EXACTLY what is going on and what led up to it (new s/w, h/w, virus, etc)?

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:35 AM

Windows does not use third party drivers for optical drives. EXACTLY what is going on and what led up to it (new s/w, h/w, virus, etc)?


It started this morning. No Virus. They just will not read. These are the DVD-ROM's that came in it when I bought it new in 07'. If I ever had a driver's disc I cannot find it, and I keep all!

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:58 AM

Again, there are NO drivers for you to install for cd & dvd drives.

Since the information provided by you is limited, here is a list of things you can try:

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:15 PM

Again, there are NO drivers for you to install for cd & dvd drives.

Since the information provided by you is limited, here is a list of things you can try:

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.


That took care of it. Thank You Very Much!

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:30 PM

You're most welcome.




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