I’m not sure but it seems that since the last update that’s when the procedure outlined above to get the drive recognized stop working. Malware Removal Logs Forum. Failing that a new DVD burner should not be expensive. Disks are available that have brushes attached to clear dirt from the lens. Will not be able to try the hard drive with XP on it for a week, so I thought I’d post this in the meantime.
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Win10 upgrade failed on both my X40 and T43p? I suspect that this is a WIN7 born problem so my next step is to put in another hard drive drive that has XP Pro on it to see if the CD drive gets recognized again without jumping through hoops. If you use Windows I suggest this one.
The following requires access to another PC: Welcome to BleepingComputera free community dh people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. I went on to the lenovo site for drivers and under the optical drive category all i get is read me files.
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Click here to Register a free account now! Preparation Guide, Malware Removal Assistance. I present two ThinkPads both manufactured in the same year but uniquely from separate generations.
Had 2 but one died.
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Several functions may not work. It’s built into Windows XP. The program downloads as a bootable. I cannot watch movies or reteieve data in DVD format. I’ve forgotten my password. Malware Removal Logs Forum. This is a laptop out of warranty.
Loss of DVD/CD-RW DRIVE (D:) – Internal Hardware
I’ve seen these on ebay and it seems to be the perfect upgrade since I don’t have the resources to mod my beloved thinkpad to accept sata drives I’m not sure if this is a driver issue or a hardware issue. To boot from CD on your Thinkpad press F12 at the welcome screen. You will probably be able to pick up a working drive for a few dollars.
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Click here to Register a free account now! Disks are available that have brushes attached to clear dbd from the lens. Anyone know of a source.