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My cd/dvd rom no longer reads or burns

Can anyone tell me why my cd/dvd rom cannot read my cd's or dvd's and why I cannot burn phots on to a cd-r or burn a movie I downloaded onto my dell dimension E510. I have a HL-DT-ST-DVD+--RW GWA4164B. Thanks max45m@aol.com

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The laser that reads (or "burns") has failed.
Spend $30 to buy a new CD/DVD reader/writer.

Posted on Dec 28, 2014

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SOURCE: CD ROM CR-589

Hi, A couple of possibilities: With a known good DVD with files inserted into your Compaq CR-589, double click in your My Computer, double click in your CD/DVD. 1. If it opens and displays the content, then there is nothing wrong with your DVD but the auto start feature of your OS was disabled, enable auto start; 2. If in My Computer or in Device Manager, the DVD doesn't show up, then it can be hardware problem, IDE/power cable problem, bios did not recognize DVD device, replace if and as needed; 3. If the DVD is in My Computer but will not display the files or contents, possibly defective DVD, replace. Hope this worksa out for you. Pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

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SOURCE: nero burning on cd writer

use this tool to reset the cd in the registry
after you run the file - reboot the computer -

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: i'm trying to burn a movie using a optiarc CD-RW

I would think you need a DVD burner.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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SOURCE: my DVD RW Drive is

Sometimes removing the CD drive and blowing into it will clear out dust and debris that could cause this.

Also.. if that doesn't work.. try to run this fix:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us

Click this link and on the right is a button that says 'Download Fix'.. this is a microsoft released fix that will take care of this..

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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