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Drive E No Burnability

All of a sudden my Dell E510 does not see when I have a disc in my E drive. I cannot burn a disc, and although I can play an audio disc in the E drive (eventually), I cannot open any other files like pix or video in that drive. Is it the driver? I haven't uninstalled anything and I'm only using the Roxio LE Edition RecordNow which came with the computer. Do I have to get on the phone with Dell?

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Re: Drive E No Burnability

I'm having the same problem with E510. The E drive doesn't recognize blank CDs.

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Re: Drive E No Burnability

CD\DVD BURNING Downlaod a Free CD\DVD Burner Software here >> First Check the Data cables starting from the Motherboard then on the Drive Note on PIN1. It is suggested that a CD Drive should be slave to a Master HDD so set the Jumpers properly. Hope this helps =============================================== If you are having trouble with Newly bought items save your self from headaches by returning them and demand a replacement or a refund! You may have purchased a reconditioned\repaired\factory defect product.

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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