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My computer @Acer Aspire 5101' will no longer record to DVD. It plays DVDs and the drivers are fine. I deleted some files from the registry (on advice) as my DVD drive had disapeared from 'my computer'.

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  • wombatski100 Oct 30, 2008

    Still no luck. DVD-RAM DRIVE (E:),properties,under 'recording' the enable box is ticked. The selected drive 'Where windows can store an image of the CD to be written' is ACER (C:). The only other option for this in the drop down is ACERDATA (D:).Should the (E:) drive not be an option for selection?

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Well wombat, removing files from the Registry should not have hurt your drive, but probably screwed up alot of other files because alot of programs share dll's and other pertinent Info. Try opening your Windows Explorer and clicking on MY COMPUTER. If your drive is listed there than your ok. go to your Drive Letter for your DVD and right click on it. Click Properties and see if it is Activated. If Not click on the box and activate it to Record. Hope that does it for ya. Good Luck.

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