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  • Mark Dewar May 11, 2010

    Does the dvd drive show up in the device manager? And if so does it have a ? beside it or an ! mark?



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Where do I insert CD?

Good question. The images on the website are not good enough to determine where to put in a CD/DVD. The specifications from the site state that there is a DVD/CD drive, which is good because many new desktops don't come with a DVD/CD drive.

My recommendation is to right-click on the Windows Start button and open Windows Explorer. In Windows Explorer, click on the computer. You should now see your DVD/CD drive under the line Devices with Removable Storage. Right-click on the DVD RW drive and select "Eject" and the drive should open.

Good luck,


Jan 17, 2016 | Medion Computers & Internet

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When ordered, said it was for Windows 10, but on the box says Window 8.1, 8 or 7. So will it work on windows 10

Yes it will. The box was printed before Win10.

Compatible operating systems Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB HD, Internet Explorer, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB
Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB HD, Internet Explorer, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only): Intel Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatlble processor, 750 MB HD, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6, CD-ROM/DVD or Internet, USB
(Not supporting: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 (SP4), Windows® XP Professional x64 (SP1))

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How do I save a movie to file from disc?

Most commercial DVDs have copy protection to prevent the content being stored elsewhere. The owners of the content use this to protect their investment into the work. Please respect the copyright on all work and remember that in some jurisdictions, making or distributing copies of copyright work is not only a civil offence but criminal as well.

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Windows explorer has stopped working

Replace explorer.exe (C:\Windows\explorer.exe) with the original one (maintain the version).

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Internet Explorer 9 requires Windows Vista or higher as your base Operating System, it will not work on Windows CE. I would recommend that you purchase a copy of Windows 7, also compatible with IE9, from or similar retailer.

Here is a copy of Windows 7 you can buy (DVD) that will allow you to install IE9:

Keep in mind that you must have a DVD drive in order to install Windows 7. Yes there are other ways, but that is a bit more invovled. If your netbook does not have a DVD drive, you will also have to purchase one of those.

You can get an external DVD drive that hooks up to a USB port on your Netbook from here:

Also make sure your Netbook has at least 1GB RAM, otherwise your Windows 7 experience might not be very good.

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Non functioning CD/DVD drive on Shuttle SN41G2 PC

Does Windows still detect the drive? If you were to go into My Computer or Computer (depending on the version of Windows) are you able to see the drive?
Place a DVD or CD (Software or Multimedia) that you have tested on a different system and then use Windows Explorer to browse the drive.
To launch Explorer right click on My Computer (Vista/Win 7: Computer) and then select explorer. Select the DVD drive and see if you are able to view the contents.
If Windows still detects the drive and you are unable to view the contents of a tested DVD or CD then it would most likely be the drive.

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How do I download images from my Canon DC210 camcorder to my computer as there is no usb connection?


This is simply a matter of using your DVD player on your computer. I am assuming you do have one. Once the disc is finalized, you can insert it into the DVD player and use Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer) to copy the disc over to your My Documents>My Videos folder. Note: Windows Explorer can be found in Start>All Programs>Accessories>Windows Explorer.

If you are not familiar with doing that, just comment back and I'll give you a little tutorial.

Thanks for using Fixya.

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Can I run download ie 6 if ie7 is pre-installed on my computer?

Hi Mary,

Mostly, new system with windows vista operating came with Internet explorer 7 which is the update of your internet explorer 6. You can still install IE6 but that could cause a problem with your system registry because you are reverting your internet explorer to the old version.

If you are playing video using your dvd rw you may need to use windows media player or you may need to use power dvd or any video/dvd player that came with your computer.

You dvd/rw is a device where you can write or copy your pictures, documents or any files on a blank dvd or cd.

keep me posted.


Oct 12, 2008 | Microsoft Internet Explorer 7

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How do I read the disc on a computer?

• Windows XP Install in-box software. Select DVD mode by the mode switch. Connect USB cable between Camcorder and PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as external DVD-RAM drive in Windows Explorer. DVD-R disc is read from the camcorder “ drive”. • Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 Install in-box software. Select DVD mode by the mode switch. Connect USB cable between Camcorder and PC. The DVD Camcorder appears as two external drives such as a removable drive and a DVD drive in Windows Explorer. DVD-R disc is read from the DVD drive.

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