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Dell Vostro 1500 Owner's Manual: Drive Problems; Optical Drive Problems

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To begin a live session with a Dell associate:
1 Click the Dell Support Center icon
2 Click Assistance From Dell→ Technical Support→ DellConnect→
Phone and follow the instructions.

Drive Problems

CAUTION:
Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the
safety instructions in the
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M
N S U R E T H A T
I C R O S O F T
Windows XP:
Click Start and click My Computer.
®
Windows Vista
:
Click the Windows Vista Start button
If the drive is not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to
check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from
recognizing the drive.
T
E S T T H E D R I V E
Insert another floppy disk, CD, or DVD to eliminate the possibility that
the original media is defective.
Insert a bootable floppy disk and restart the computer.
C
L E A N T H E D R I V E O R D I S K
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N S U R E T H A T T H E
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H E C K T H E C A B L E C O N N E C T I O N S
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H E C K F O R H A R D W A R E I N C O M P A T I B I L I T I E S
and Hardware Problems" on page 149.
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U N T H E
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Optical drive problems

NOTE:
High-speed optical drive vibration is normal and may cause noise, which
does not indicate a defect in the drive or the media.
NOTE:
Because of different regions worldwide and different disc formats, not all
DVD titles work in all DVD drives.
Product Information Guide
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I N D O W S R E C O G N I Z E S T H E D R I V E
See "Cleaning Your Computer" on page 218.
CD
DVD
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M E D I A I S S N A P P E D O N T O T H E S P I N D L E
See "Dell Diagnostics" on page 113.
on your computer's desktop.
.
and click Computer.
See "Troubleshooting Software
Troubleshooting
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