Question about Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop
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???
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: http://www.deepburner.com/?r=products If you have any more questions let us know and please don?t forget to rate the posting.
Posted on Jan 06, 2007
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Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
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