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Dvd/cd rom drive not working

My cd drive is not working when i try to rip a cd it says a driver is needed or connect a burner

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  • Mike McWhinney May 11, 2010

    Are you srue you have a CD/DVD writer on your system and not simply a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive? Please check this and report back. Give the model number of your Dell and the drive model number if possible.



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Drivers are the main issue with cd/dvd burners. Go to the manufacturers website for the latest free driver download.

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