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On my dell inspiron 5160, I can play cd & dvd, & record cd but can not record on blank dvd, Roxio says drive is empty and no space?? I have fixed graphics card and reinstalled xp, hope you can help me. Dennis

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Are you sure it is a DVD writer, the specs for this laptop has a number of different drives one of which is a DVD/CD combi drive meaning it can read and write CD's but only read/plays DVD's.
Check the drive fascia if it says DVD-rom then it only reads them.

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In order to delete upper and lower filters you're going to have to edit the registry. The usual cautions apply. If the registry is not edited properly your whole system can crash.

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