System modular bay's device not identified. Please help!!!


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System modular bay's device not identified. Please help!!!

  • I have a Dell Inspiron 5160. I bought it two days ago and it was working perfectly until I installed new video driver for the 32MB DDR XGI Volari XP5 AGP 4X Graphics.

    Mi BIOS revision is A07.

    The driver installation software asked me if I wanted to reboot the system. I answered, yes.

    After that, I could never get to Windows again :(

    I have an ugly error that says:

    "The device in the system modular bay cannot be idetified. It may not be completely inserted or may have some other problem."

    I can't even enter in the SETUP Program!!!!!

    I am desperate.

    Please help. What can I do to bring my Notebook back!!!
  • Hello PabloJavierPY

    Welcome to the Dell Community Forum,

    Reseat your Optical Drive and test to see If this resolves your error message.


  • Hi!

    First of all, thanks for helping.

    I tried reseating. Same error. Tried the DVD/CDRW drive in other Dell Inspiron Notebook and it works :'(
    Tried other DVD/CDRW drive in my Notebook and still get the error :'(

    That means that my Notebook might be having serious board problems?

    Is there a utility I can use to check the motherboard or something?

    Thanks in advance.
  • He meant to reseat all drive devices, as one may share the IDE bus with the modular bay.  Dell Diagnostics would check all functions of the motherboard.