Question about CD & DVD Burners
Per Dell Support Center I downloaded an upgrade for the CD/DVD on one of my Dimension E310 machines which attempted to flash the firmware of the CD/DVD. It consequently died during the upgrade and will no longer function or even be recognized my the PC's Bios. Is there anything I can do to recover the drive.
Many of these drives don't work unless you have a non-microsoft CD and/or DVD burning software program. your drive may be configured for Windows XP instead of Vista (or vice versa) and therefore causes conflicts and won't work (I speak from experience). Many of these drives do not need drivers or software--they just need an appropriate CD/DVD burning program. I recommend downloading Belarc Advisor, a freeware program which not only tells you everything in your computer, with model numbers for hardware and all of your software ids, (with their unique codes), but will also inform you if you are missing any needed Windows updates. Once you know what burning software you have, check out updates from the software maufacturer. That might do the trick.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
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