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Bios not recognizing dvd burner

Computer does not recognize dvd burner

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  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    I have two Dell's and the DVD drive stopped working on both of them. I'm going with HP next time.

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    It recognized the DVD-RW fine before, but suddenly does not. Now it shows up as only a CD-ROM drive and so the DVD burning commands do not appear in applications. Downloaded a burn test from the Sony site and it tested successfully but did not fix the problem.



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Update the bios from the dell website

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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The DVD Burner could be bad, does it show up under my computer? you can check to see if it's cord is in all the way, it could be in upside down on the mother board or in the wrong place, there is the a drive slot next to it. take them out and make shure you dont have a pin bented on it.

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