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CDRom drive keeps dropping

By Damron
Oct 17, 2009
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  1. I have a Dell XPS 400 running Windows XP Pro. It has 500 gb hard drive and 2 gb of memory. I recently formatted and reinstalled the OS because cdrom drive keeps disappearing. If I set the bios to boot from the cdrom it boots from the cdrom, however the cdrom is not accessible from Windows and in the device manager it is visible with the yellow exclamation mark. If I delete it and reinstall it the cdrom drive is reconized during the installation. Then it says there was a problem installing your hardware and it may not work correctly. So........... it is gone again and I do not want to reformat just to get the cdrom back...... can someone help me????
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

  3. Damron

    Damron TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks! I kind of thought that would be the solution. Just wanted another opinion..
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    There are good brands and bad brands... in our experience, the good ones for reliability are Plextor by a mile, then Pioneer, followed by LG, Samsung, Lite-on, Teac, Silverstone, and Intel.
    The less happy results come from Sony, Sony NEC, HP, HLDS, HLS, Asus, Acer. PLDS, LaCie, Gearhead, Artec, DiabloTek, Rosewill, and Sony Optiarc.
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