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Dvd drive in dell does not work

Drive just flashes

will read cd rom wont read dvd

dell dimension 5150

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  • vishesh Apr 04, 2008

    same problem on a 2 year old dell inspiron 6000

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    when itry to put in a dvd or dvd-rom game the drive will not run but it will flash for a while. the drive will read cds and cd-rom games without problem

  • digiteyes May 11, 2010

    Do you have DVD software installed eg: power DVD?

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Yes I have dell cineplayer dvd program installed on this pc.
still wont read dvd this device will read cd roms. any ideas?
correct software installed,

help?

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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Depending on the drive it can be your upper and lower registry filters, use this link at your own risk and whenever you work in regedit, make sure you create a recovery point before hand!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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