I have a Dell Latitude CPx... when i got the system, it came with Windows 98 and a cd drive... I updated the original cd drive to a LG Dvd-rom (No. DRN8080b)... For a while it was working fine... Then I upgraded the operating system to Windows XP... Now the drive will not work... System Diagnostics says that the drive is functioning properly, however, when I place a cd or dvd (doesnt matter which) the drive spins the disc and sounds as though it is reading it, however, it never does... When you go to my computer and try to explore the disc files it states that you need to insert a disc into the drive... I have tried multiple cds and dvds so i have determined it is the drive... I have tried upgrading the firmware, however, the auto updating program from the firmware download will not find the drive although everything else in the operating system points to the drive being there and existing, the firmware upgrade program states it can not locate the drive and to insert the drive to proceed... Can anyone help me? any assistance is greatly appreciated as i am at my wits end with this issue
Again System Specs:
System: Dell Latitude CPx
Dvd-Rom drive : LG DRN8080B
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Weird... I'm having exactly the same problem. Only, I have had Windows XP for a while, and all of a sudden my Dell Latitude C600 DVD-ROM no longer recognizes ANY cds or dvds. When I insert a CD into the drive, you can hear it trying to recognize the CD (trying to spin up to full speed, but never getting there...), and when you try to explore it from "My Computer", the OS tells you to please insert a CD into drive D...
Any guesses? Has the drive simply gone bad?
Thanks for any leads-
I've got the same problem on my Toshiba Sattelite. I tried everything, but to no avail. Did all of you try uninstalling the drive and rebooting to have Windows reinstall the drive? (only do this if you are running xp or if you have the drivers for your drive.)
Good luck all!
I've tried lots of things, including updating the firmware for this drive (search the forum for how to do that...), deleting the driver and letting Windows XP re-recognize it upon startup. Sometimes, the drive will suddenly work, but most often it fails to recognize that a CD has been inserted... I just haven't gotten around to buying a replacement on eBay yet.
Maybe if enough people post --someone will come up with a solution.
I am also having a similar problem..I have a dell dim2400. I am trying to back up my hard drive and all of sudden...it will not read my blank disks. It comes up with a error message saying E:/ is not accessible. It read all of my other disks..pre printed but no new disks. It also reads old back up cd's. just not the new ones i bought today...can't find a place to format them or anything. I have to back this up as it is a rental computer and am taking it back tomorrow...the only other way i can do it is by backing up to 1116 floppies..no can do..LOL any clues? anyone?