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DVD-r/w noy reading CD-r or audio CD's

My DELL DVD-R/W drive will read DVD's and DVD-RW's as well as CD-R/W but not CD-R or audio CD's

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Uninstall ther drivers for the cd drive from device manager and restart the system and try if not then update the firmware from dell web site for the Cd drive

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