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CD ROM problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tdooley, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. tdooley

    tdooley Bit Poster

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    Trying to sort out a cd rom drive (TEAC CD-224E) on a dell 270. The drive can be seen in device manager but the drivers have not been installed even though they are on the hard drive. yellow ! mark showing. Uninstalling and reinstalling the device does not fix it.

    Any ideas?

    Tony
     
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  2. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    Have you gone through the update driver process or Add/remove hardware?
     
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Sometimes old driver files are littered around the system and you need to remove them. Are you sure its the correct driver for the device ? The yellow sign just means theres an issue, it could be DMA/IRQ conflict on older machines, what is the actual message ?
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Er - a CDROM doesn't *need* any drivers other than the base set built into Windows!

    Some questions to help narrow down what the problem might be:

    1) If you can get to the bios - does the drive appear in the listing?
    2) Which version of windows?

    A quick test to see if the hardware is OK - boot with a Win98SE boot floppy and load the CDROM drivers. Can you then read a data disk placed in the drive?
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    What he said. :)
     
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  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    the Dell 270 also has a diagnostics cd, can you boot with it?
     
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