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How do I know which cd drive I need to purchase for my gateway desktop, or are they all compatible?

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If you post the Gateway Model Number it would be helpful. Do you have one or two drives? Is the drive in the Computer folder? If so, you can right click the Icon, select Properties, select Hardware tab, your DVD/CD Rom will be listed, copy the DVD/CD Rom part number, Google search the part number.

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