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F3493a dvd-rom/cd-rw does not read DVD's all the time

I burned an openSUSE 10.2 download on a Samsung Writemaster DVD-+R/RW using a Sony DVD+R blank. Under a Win XP sp2 it is not seen. The DVD boots on other machines but not my HP zt1135 with a purchased f3493a. Serial# 51072632003 p/n 0950-4298 REV 1B. Any insights?

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Re: f3493a dvd-rom/cd-rw does not read DVD's all the time

Go into drive properties and tell it to populate with a dvd in the drive ..and the xp2 will update hardware parameters

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