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My Dell Dimension E310 no longer PLAYS or BURNS ANY DVD/CD at ALL since changing to Chrome WHY?

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Uninstall Chrome and see if that temporarily fixes the problem. Chrome is a browser it should have no effect on the optical drive. Is the drive listed in My Computer?

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SOURCE: Dead HLDS GWA-4164B HH 16X DVD+/-RW

Many of these drives don't work unless you have a non-microsoft CD and/or DVD burning software1.gif program. your drive may be configured for Windows XP instead of Vista (or vice versa) and therefore causes conflicts and won't work (I speak from experience). Many of these drives do not need drivers or software--they just need an appropriate CD/DVD burning program. I recommend downloading Belarc Advisor, a freeware program which not only tells you everything in your computer, with model numbers for hardware and all of your software ids, (with their unique codes), but will also inform you if you are missing any needed Windows updates. Once you know what burning software you have, check out updates from the software maufacturer. That might do the trick.

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SOURCE: dvd player wont recognize newly burned dvd

Give this a try : write a DVD at 1x speed (lowest speed) and test it on your laptop. If this works ok then either use better media or lower (e.g half) your writing speed........

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SOURCE: HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4082

ya it ll work... first change the cd to write mode ..hence not able to burn files...

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dear
i have this kind of drive ( 7W036-A01) , IT READ AND WRITE CD BUT IT COULDNT WRITE DVD ( EVEN IT READ DVD IN GOOD WAY )
PLEASE CAN ANY ONE HELP ?????

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SOURCE: dvd drive not reading properly

Have you loaded the dvd drivers to view the dvd's through ? you need something like Cyberlink or Power DVD

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What fix to apply to HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B in Dell Dimension E310 so it can read/play a dvd movie?


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2. Make sure you have the software to play the movie, like Sonic, Windows Media Player, Power DVD, Quicktime, etc. and be sure they are the latest versions.

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dear
i have this kind of drive ( 7W036-A01) , IT READ AND WRITE CD BUT IT COULDNT WRITE DVD ( EVEN IT READ DVD IN GOOD WAY )
PLEASE CAN ANY ONE HELP ?????

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