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DVD-RW Not recognized in Dell Inspiron 1525

I've been trying to burn a slideshow onto this dvd-rw for a while and it is not working! My computer either doesn't recognize it or says that it isnt a dvd-rw. my computer crashed a few weeks ago and had to be completely restored. is there somthing that i need to load? whats wrong?!?

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  • cecdoctor May 18, 2009

    its says dvd-rw on the drive...and no i havent tried a different brand yet...i used memorex. ill go get a different brand and try that and then if that doesnt work then ill try taking out the drive

  • cheapiephp May 11, 2010

    Have you tried a different brand of disc?

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    Sphynkter May 11, 2010

    Have you successfully burned DVD's on this drive before? If not, then you should look at the cover of the drive (where the DVD goes in) and check for a logo that says "DVD-RW" or "DVD+RW" on it. Let me know what logos are printed on the cover of the drive.

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Turn off your laptop, take the dvd-rw drive out of the laptop and then reseat it back into the slot so it snaps into place. Turn the laptop back on and make sure its recognized in My computer.

If it is reocognized then try to burn again and see what happens. If it still gives you the same message, see if your drive will read regular dvd movies. If it doesn't then that means the laser is going bad and the drive will need to be replaced.

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