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How do I open the CD drive on Windows XP?
How: Follow these step-by-step instructions:
- Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD or DVD drive.
- Open “My Computer” to find out the drive letter for the drive you are using.
- Click the Start button in the bottom left of your screen and then click Run.
- In the Open box, type cmd and then click OK.
Why is my optical drive not working?
Update or reinstall the driver for the optical disk drive Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. In the Device Manager window, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives. Right-click the CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive that is listed, and then click Uninstall. Click OK to confirm that you want to remove the device.
Does Windows XP support DVD?
Windows XP does not recognize CD or DVD drives.
How do I know if my optical cable is working?
Securely connect one end of the optical digital cable to the optical out on your TV. Connect the other end to the optical in on your home theater or stereo system. The optical cable works properly if you see a red light on both ends.
How do I burn a DVD with Windows XP?
- Insert the empty disc into the PC.
- Open the Express Burn program.
- A window called “Select a new disc to burn” will pop-up.
- Either click File -> Add File(s) and select the file you’re burning from there, or simply drag it and put it in the program.
- Click Burn Data CD and let the program take care of everything.
How do I copy a DVD on Windows XP?
Here’s how: After you’ve selected some files or folders to copy, the Files and Folders Tasks window in the upper-left corner of My Computer will offer an option labeled Copy the Selected Items. Click that to open the Copy Items dialog box. Select the DVD drive, and then click Copy.
How to know if my optical drive is recognized?
1 Verify if the drive is recognized in BIOS/System Setup 2 Run the Dell PC Diagnostics on the Optical Drive (CD, DVD or Blu-Ray drive) 3 Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter 4 Run the Microsoft CD/DVD Fix it troubleshooter 5 Update or reinstall the driver for the optical disk drive
Is there a way to uninstall an optical drive?
If you get any prompts from User Account Control while running the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter, click Yes. In the Device Manager window, expand DVD/CD-ROM drives. Right-click the CD/DVD/Blu-Ray drive that is listed, and then click Uninstall. Click OK to confirm that you want to remove the device.
Why is my Drive not showing up in Windows Explorer?
This can be caused by any of the following: 1 Your drive does not have a drive letter assigned to it in Disk Management 2 The drive may be disabled or offline 3 Your USB driver may be corrupted 4 Corrupted registry keys may be causing issues with connecting toyour CD or DVD drive
Why is my DVD drive not recognized in Windows 7?
Use the troubleshooting instructions below if your CD, DVD or Blu-Ray drive is not seen in File Explorer or My Computer (it was called Windows Explorer in Microsoft Windows 7 and earlier versions of Microsoft Windows), and the drive is marked with a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager.