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Old 04-26-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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I have an Acer Aspire 5520 laptop. I use windows vista and about 3 months ago I tried to play a CD using the CD/DVD drive and it didn't work. I checked under the device manager to see if the drive is even recognized and it's not. I've already deleted the upper and lower filters, and it still doesn't work. I know the drive has power because when I put in a disk, I can hear the computer trying to read the disk. I've tried looking it up several times online but no one seems to have the same problem OR a solution other than deleting the two filters. Someone please help!!!

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Old 04-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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Hello kidz954,

Check and see if the drive is detected in the BIOS.

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It seems that its not in the BIOS
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Old 04-27-2009, 03:38 AM   #4
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If the drive is not detected by the BIOS then it is most likely the drive has failed.
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Same Problem... What do you do if not detected by BIOS and if the drive has failed?
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:30 AM   #6
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I went into device manager, went under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controlers chose standard dual chanel PCI IDE controler. right click, choose properties, driver tab, update driver, no not this time bullet, next, install from a list or specific location [advanced], next,don't search. I will choose the driver to install, next, choose the Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controler, next, finish, then restart pc every thing should be ok.

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