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CD drive not working but dvd are???

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by ishwan, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. ishwan

    ishwan Member

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    Hi there,

    I have a Dell inspiron 6000 which i have had to recently instal a new hard drive in, upon uploading windows etc. to the machine - the cd/dvd drive was just whirring and not booting the disk, until i used a DVD of windows vista which booted first time no probs.

    When windows was loaded i tried to upload microsoft office, and other cds (tried 9 in total) all of which work in my other laptop, but not this all i got was a whirred and scraping sound from the cd/dvd drive (SONT DVD+-RW DW-D56A ATA). However when i tried a dvd in the drive it worked without any problems.

    After forking out for my new hardrive i don't really wanna have to spend again buying new cd/dvd drive, and hope there is a fix to this.

    Can anyone help.

    PS i'm new!!!
     
  2. core2kid

    core2kid Regular member

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    Try to swap the drives in the two laptops and see if it works.
     

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