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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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GATEWAY 7330GZ PC NOTEBOOK


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Specifications
Part Number: 4997Gateway 7330GZ Notebook
System Gateway® 7330GZ Notebook Processor Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 with HT Technology
(1MB L2 Cache | 3.06GHz | 533MHz FSB) Determine Your Processor Speed
Chipset Intel® 852GME Screen 15.4-inch Widescreen Ultrabright TFT WXGA
  • Maximum Resolution: 1280 × 800
  • Maximum Color Depth: 32-bit (16.7 million colors)
  • LCD maximum refresh rate: 60 Hz
Memory 512 MB DDR (1 × 512 MB), 333 MHz, DDR
Expandable to 1.5 GB Video Intel® Extreme 2 Graphics
Dynamic Video Memory Technology (DVMT) supports up to 64 MB shared video memory Audio PC2001 Compliant AC '97 Audio
Built-in Stereo Speakers Hard drive 80 GB HDD (4200 RPM) Optical drive DVD +/- RW Multi-Format
  • Write maximum: 8X DVD +/-R, 4x DVD +/- RW, 24x DVD+R DL, 24X CD-R and 10X CD-RW disks
  • 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)
10/100Mbps integrated Ethernet LAN Pointing device Touchpad with Vertical Scroll Zone PCMCIA 1 - Type I or Type II; Card Bus Interfaces
  • 4 - USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 - VGA External Connector
  • 1 - IEEE 1394 port
  • 1 - RJ11
  • 1 - RJ45
  • Microphone In
  • Headphone/Audio Out
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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let's make sure that's a DVD RW disk shall we? check the front and make sure it says DVD RW..if it's DVD R, then it can't write.

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