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Dvd rom my new dell comp, only has a dvd rom drive , but shouldnt it burn dvds as well?

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Not necessrilly some dvd rom drives play only dvds an cds but don't burn them. it may burn cds but there is a 90% chance your drive can't burn dvd's

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Hi Taranum,

Are you able to view CDs/DVDs that are already burned?


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