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My gateway 7330GZ with windows xp doesn't se my dvd-rw drive

It has always worked fine until recently. I went in bios and turned it off and back on witch worked once but it only ran a few days then quite ain,the stopping and starting won't work now

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Un-install the drivers,then re-install after first restarting the unit.
if that does not work,replace the drive with a new one.

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Part Number: 4997Gateway 7330GZ Notebook
System Gateway® 7330GZ Notebook Processor Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 with HT Technology
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Chipset Intel® 852GME Screen 15.4-inch Widescreen Ultrabright TFT WXGA
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Memory 512 MB DDR (1 × 512 MB), 333 MHz, DDR
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Built-in Stereo Speakers Hard drive 80 GB HDD (4200 RPM) Optical drive DVD +/- RW Multi-Format
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  • Reads maximum: 8X DVD-ROM Disks, 8X DL/+RW, 24X CD-ROM disks
Media reader 6-in-1 Digital Media Manager
Compact Flash, Micro Drive, MultimediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro Modem 56K ITU V.92 ready Fax/Modem Network 802.11g integrated wireless (up to 54Mbps)
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Battery 8-cell Lithium-ion Dimensions 1.6-inches H × 14.0-inches W × 10.4-inches D Weight 7.5 pounds (8.65 pounds total travel weight)

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