Posted 05 May – Or was it settings in the BIOS master and slave that you were referring to? I downloaded the driver update from the driverguide website you need to register; send me email to get it directly; file size Dell Latitude D Notebook. If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

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Have you tried using a CD cleaner? Help if you can. If it is a ZIP, disconnect it temporarily and see if it makes a difference.

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If it is on it’s own on an IDE cable then just change it out. Unless you are talking about a ZIP drive, there’s something wrong there.

Firmware updates, like the one I found and I think it is the correct one generally shouldn’t be used to fix problems with drive reading and recognition, unless they are specifically meant for that.

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The only thing I noticed is that it seemed to rwcvd better as a slave with nothing on the master. You can’t post answers that contain an email address.

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Hl-dt-st Rw/dvd Gcc-4481b Drive Not Reading Or Writing — Need Driver?

Please enter a valid email address. I checked for processes running in the background and didn’t find anything suspicious.

Advertisements or commercial links. I made sure the power and ribbon connections were firmly in there, and I checked Device Manager.

Go ahead and right click on the CD or DVD drive that has a yellow exclamation mark next to it and select delete or remove. Posted on Jun 18, Short of reinstalling the whole operating system, is there any simpler fix?

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Please assign your manual to a product: I need your help badly. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. The random read error problems started happenning about the same time when I unplugged and re-plugged the drive back in temporarily replaced it with a hard-drive. Thanks, Hotshot HI there, I’ve had the same problem with my combo drive. Posted on Apr 19, If it’s still applicable, I can have someone check that the jumper settings are correct on the two drives on whatever cable it was on.


Instant Repair Help over the Phone 6ya. Try going to device manger in your control panel.

cd/dvd drive won’t read discs

Started by hotshotNov 23 I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: I just meant to take a drive from another computer and try that. You need the drivers for it if you haven’t already got rdvd. This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. I’ve fixed a few optical drives this way.