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DVD drive - incomplete writing and explorer crashes.

On Gateway MA7 laptop, the DVD drive does not complete the burn. Process is not fully done and windows explorer crashes when trying to view files on the drive. Explorer comes up with error message - DivX possible problem. Before DiVX files were written without a problem.

Please advise any solution or is the drive defunct.

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Depends - what gateway? the one you listed under?? Because the model you posted with already came with a DVD drive.

Reply with the model of your machine and i can probably find you help. Gateway usually has instructions on their site.

The instructions for the M305CRV are here.

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