cd rom drive not working

By lrostcheck
Oct 27, 2007
  1. I have a dell dimension c521 computer and my cd drive is not working. I cannot get anywhere with dell. Help! When I insert a cd the light blinks a few times and it makes some beeping noises and stops. When I click on the icon it tells me to insert the disk but it doesn't read it. This happens with all of my cd's. I went to the device manager and clicked on the drive and I got the message Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing (code 39). I tried checking for solutions and nothing. I also ran spy software and still nothing. HELP!!!!
  2. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    Just a suggeston...

    Have you tried to reinstall the driver by going into the My Computer -> Properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager, then right clicking on the CD-Rom drive then going to Properties -> Driver -> Reinstall Driver. If that dosen't work you might try to uninstall the drive completly and having the computer search for hardware changes.
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    You may also want to substitute in a different unit (borrow one if you can) and see if that one works right. If so, buy a new one.
  4. hxblitz

    hxblitz TS Rookie

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