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kyjelly44

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Ok here is the deal:
-Own a Inspiron 2200
-Initial problem was error in modular bay
-Replaced it as was told to on here because the factory drivers tend to not last long
-The error no long occurs with the modular bay upon start up
-The device now appears under My Computer (it had not previously)
-When a CD is inserted, the icon changes from driver to CD
-When clicked on, it says E: drive is not accesible
-No problem is listed with device manager
-Re-installed the driver and it did not help

I appreciate any help that can be given.

Thanks,
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One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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I tried those. None worked. However i did notice there was no secondary channel when i uninstalled the primary channel
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i did notice there was no secondary channel

It's normal on some computers.
If the above steps didn't help, I'd assume, the drive is dead.
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Your method 2 worked for me!! Thanks Broni!

-Lyna
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