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My lap top says it is a dvd/cd/rw combo but when I checked the capablities it will only read dvds but not write them, and then in only read only files how do I enable its ability to write dvds?

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Look on the drive itself, if it says so, then it may be the software settings. check users manual for further help with these.

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Does it say it's a dvd -rw or a dvd +rw ? chances are it's a read only unit.

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