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Finding a device to burn disk

My computer is saying i have no device capable of burning disk how can I get a device or find one on my computer?

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Re: finding a device to burn disk

  • You can buy any inexpensive CDRW or DVDRW drive for about 30-40 dollars. Most of them should work with Windows 98.

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