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Hi everyone. Ok, I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop with a basic CD-RW / CD-R / DVD-ROM drive. Recently, I've noticed its sorta, not reading stuff. Now, the laptop isn't that old....... maybe a little under a year and I don't burn much cd's with it. Would the burner be going out already? Because, when I put a CD in, it won't autoplay or nothing, the CD icon won't even change when I'm in My Computer. But when I double click the CD icon, it'll open and show me on the cd. And it won't even detect if I have a CD-RW in the drive so it won't let me format it, erase it or nuthin.

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It sound like that there could be a problem with the drivers for the Drive, try uninstalling it through control panel - add/remove hardware. Then reinstall them, though Windows should autodetect it and it might well have solved the issue

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 also. I know this sounds like an oversimplification, but have you tried re-seating the drive in the drive bay? It's possible that over time the connections from the drive to the chasis may have come loose.

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I'm having a problem alot like this.

re-seating the drive in the drive bay

how would I do this?

try uninstalling it through control panel - add/remove hardware. Then reinstall them, though Windows should autodetect it and it might well have solved the issue

If i uninstall it, its still on my system right? because I have no CD or anything to reinstall the drive.

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Yep...It is still installed.

There are few to none of those type of hardware items that need specific drivers. You can pop it in and out without worries :mrgreen:

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try uninstalling it through control panel - add/remove hardware. Then reinstall them, though Windows should autodetect it and it might well have solved the issue

no luck :(

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"Sounds like the drive is dead ,
does this happen with all of the Cds you put in the drive?"

Yup

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"Sounds like the drive is dead ,
does this happen with all of the Cds you put in the drive?"

Yup

wait, I have a DVD/CD drive combination but DVDs still work. Is it possible for onlt the CD drive part to be dead?

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