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I a Dell Dimension 4600 Series and am running Microsoft Windows XP. Everytime I try to use my DVD drive (F:), it runs for about 10-15 seconds and stops. Then the computer prompts me to "Please insert a disc into drive F:" I have no idea what to do.

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    Thanks - you have promptly saved me a lot of time!

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DVD drive can not read the dvd
1. Lens is durty (DVD/CD lens cleaning disk $6 walmart)
2 Drive is faulty/damaged. Check if you can read CDs
3. DVD-Drive parameters are differnt from disks you are using
For instance it can read only DVD wit 1 to 8 speed you using dvd with speed 16. Or it reads at 2.7 you using dvd 1-8 etc. Ot it is DVD-RW you using DVD+R disckss etc.
Check the paremeters and try to use different brands DVD
Good Luck

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You might reinstall the drivers for the dvd player or download a different dvd player.
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=


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1. Click Start
2. Click Settings --> Control Panel (you may see control Panel before Settings)
3. Click System (double click)
4. Click Hardware
5. Click Device Manager
6. Find the Device you want to update by clicking the + signs
7. right click on the device and select Update Driver
8. click yes this time only --> click next
9. Click Install the software automatically --> click next
10. Now be patient while the internet and micorsoft website are searched for the driver
11. If it is found it will be installed --> click finish
Alternatively search the manufacturers website for an updated firmware
IF you post it here I will look for you
thanks HPC

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Your driver or firmware needs updating.
Check the manufacturer's site for newest drivers.

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Try a disc cleaner

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The drive is faulty, you can try a lens cleaner but its unlikely to fix it, the lens would need to be replaced, its cheaper to replace the whole drive. Or contact dell for warranty service if its under warranty.

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  • Ekse Jan 15, 2009

    Did the dvd disks work before? And it supports Dvd disks?

    Just checking...

    Thanks,
    Ekse

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