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Replacing a cd drive

I have a dell 3000 dimension desk top with a cd-r/rw unit that no longer works, doesnt read cd's or open. I also had a dell 4600 tower that I didnt use but had a working dvd rom. I replaced the 3000 drive with the 4600 drive, it reads cd's and can download software, i tried a movie but it doens t read it. Do i need to download any software or drivers in order for it to read a dvd? The 4600 let me watch movies and i believe to burn them also. Any help??

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  • lisany701 May 26, 2009

    Thanks for your help. I tried a different dvd and it played. What is the best software that will allow me to burn dvd and cd's?

  • lisany701 May 26, 2009

    Thanks, I'm downlaoding it now.

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Windows Media Player 9 or later should be able to play DVDs without the need for additional drivers. If Media Player does not play your DVD, you should open up Windows Explorer and delect your DVD drive. You should see two folders (VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS) listed. If not, there is either a problem with the DVD media itself or the drive is not properly reading the disc.

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    I personally use Nero 9 for most of my burning operations. I also use Windows Media Player to burn custom audio CDs from my MP3 library.

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The 4600 has PowerDVD to play DVDs (You should have the software CD to install it on the 3000) DVD burning software would be Roxio/Sonic, and you should have that CD too.
If you don't have the CDs, then try download.com to download Free player software and Burning software

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