Question about Dell (M6790) DVD RW Burner
I have a two year old dell inspiron and I am pretty pissed off that the hard drive has had to be replaced...and now, the dvd burner drive is apparently going as well.....I am just now trying to get into burning dvd's...but this computer will not burn content to dvd.....the dvd player has gotten very spotty...it starts off very good...then the picture starts to skip and pixelate.....and the cd when trying to save cd's to my itunes....is taking forever...does this sound like a drive that is going...or needs to be repaired/new drivers...etc....any suggestions....how do I test the drive to determine whether is needs to be replaced or repaired..? thanks, e
The read on the drive may be faulting, especially if taking forever to rip cd's, but then that can be different on each cd as some tracks are read easily the others, not so. The other problem possibility, may be related to both ripping and dvd playing in that you are running a little low on memory, the minimum amount needed with XP for simple tasks is 512MB, so see what you have installed. tests only normally check read and write speeds, and not neccasarilly whether your drive is about to fail or not. If the drive is faulty, then a replacement dvd burner will be around $65, not a lot, and you can use any make of burner to replace it.
Posted on May 11, 2007
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