Question about Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Not sure how to use the cd burner?

This is a slim line computer with a cd burner already in it. I can get the cd to copy onto the system but when I try to write it to a cd it doesn't pick it up. I have never used a burner like this and am not quite sure how it works. What am I doing wrong? help???

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 624 Answers
Re: Not sure how to use the cd burner?

Hi Kylie1, If I understand you correctly you can read from your CD drive but you can?t write (burn) to it. Just to make sure you should check the face of your CD drive and look for the letters *RW* or *Rewritable*. If you don?t see them then there is a good chance your drive is just a read-only drive. When Dell sells a PC with a CD write capable drive they usually installed a program that actually does the writing. With the OptiPlex260s it was typically a program named Roxio Easy CD. If this is the original software install it should still be there, if not then you will have to purchase or download and install one of the many freeware programs. B DeepBurner Free CD burning program: If you have any more questions let us know and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

Posted on Jan 06, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Will an optical drive from cq62 fit mine?


I sort of see your reasoning, but NO.
HP Compaq DC7700 Ultra-Slim Desktop PC, and Compaq Presario CQ62 series of Notebook PC DVD burner drive?

Until I compared both units I would have stated NO.

Now that I have THANK YOU. I just learned something,

Referring back to the photo view, of the Compaq Presario CQ62 series of Notebook PC's DVD burner drive shown, the REAR view shows the connectors for the SATA power cable, and SATA data cable.

The connectors use the same L-shape design, and size that a SATA unit for a desktop computer, would use.

Case design looks to be similar also.

I believe you are Correct.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Make all checks out to; The joecoolvette Fund for Having a Good Time


Oct 08, 2012 | HP Compaq Dc7700 Ultra-slim Desktop Core 2...

1 Answer

I am having trouble adding a memorex external hard drive/ cd burner unit to my studio slim tower. i plugged it into the front connection. it doesn't registar. what am i doing wrong?

1st make sure the USB port works (try plugging it into a differant USB port, if that still gets no results try installing the driver again that may make all the difference in the world atleast it won't hurt to try

Mar 30, 2010 | Dell Studio Slim-Tower Desktop Computer

1 Answer


Insert a CD-R, open it from My Computer, and drag your pictures onto it. If your computer has a CD burner, then you select File/Write these Files. If it doesn't have a CD burner, then you won't be able to.

Nov 21, 2009 | Dell PC Desktops

1 Answer

DVD/CD burner/player does not read, play or burn.

try this go to start-controll panel-system-hardware-device monitor and click the plus sighn by the cd/dvd if it is listed the dirve went bad if not 1 of 2 things will happen 1 right click and clock scan for hardware changes if it still dont reconize it than the drive is definitly bad you will need a new one.

Jun 29, 2009 | Dell Studio Slim-Tower Desktop Computer

3 Answers

Unable to copy files to CDs or DVDs

First thing that needs to be done is to check and see if your computers particular cd/dvd burner is compatible with CD-R-, and DVD-R -. It may only support +R and +RW discs.

If it does support them then perhaps the burning laser is going out as some optical drives have more than one laser.

Thank you for stopping by Fixya, post back for any further assistance.

May 22, 2009 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

Burning CD-R

Windows Xp don't have its own CD burner. if you mean Roxio, that is 3 party CD burner.
try a different CD. some time the CD burner detect some smudge at the beginning area, then it tell you the CD is NG.
Try to clean the CD with CD cleaner and clean the CD also.

Some time I have to go through 2-3 CD in order to find one that will work.

Apr 28, 2009 | Compaq PC Desktops

1 Answer

Cd burner not being recongnized

XP provides buring software for CD-ROMs

First check device manager to make sure CD-ROM is listed. If it is listed, try to use XP to write files to the CD.

Norton should not have affected the CD writing capabilities.

If you cannot write to the CD, use device manager to remove the CD-ROM, and then restart your computer. New Hardware utility will reinstall the required software

Apr 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

MY PC no longer "burns" cds-but there is no "error" message

My only suggestion is to borrow another burner if possible and see if you get the same error with with that one. This will be the simplest way to determine if you have a software problem or if your burner has a fault.

Dec 05, 2008 | Matrix 226R (VPR226R) PC Desktop

5 Answers

Cannot copy files to DVD disks

when i try to copy and paste file to DVD, through windows, a message appear says"windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file." i dont know why, could someone help?
i'm upset now. :(

Dec 21, 2007 | Gateway GT4022 PC Desktop

3 Answers

Acer L100 XPinstall, CD Drive not being dectected

Go to the "my computer" choice from "Start", right click on the drive icon and select "Properties". Make sure that all parameters are selected as per your system configuration....accordianman 

Oct 16, 2007 | Acer Aspire L100 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

55 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell PC Desktops Experts


Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers


Level 3 Expert

18258 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Dell PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides