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Problem reading disk

My burner on my xps 400 computer does not recognise a blank disk
so it keeps asking to put in a blank when there is one there
it does seem to recognise factory cd s any suggestions?

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  • dvdrw May 03, 2008

    Same problem. The burner (E drive) will not recognize a blank disc.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    dvd rom does not read media

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    no asnwers to this? this is also my problem i cannot find the solution for.

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My burner on my xps 400 computer does not recognise a blank disk so it keeps asking to put in a blank when there is one there it does seem to recognise factory cd s any suggestions?

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Installing RAM on a desktop computer is of moderate difficulty for most non-technical people. Before beginning any memory upgrade, make sure the proper RAM has been purchased. The Dell XPS 400 requires DDR2 RAM (240-pin DIMM).

Preparing the Computer b> The computer must be unplugged before any work can be completed and the proper precautions must be taken, such as wearing an anti-static wristband. Also, replacing the RAM on a Dell machine could void its warranty. To install the new RAM, the case of the computer needs to be opened. Replacing the RAM b> The motherboard has four RAM slots. Each slot takes one stick of RAM (up to 1 GB per stick). The XPS 400 can utilize up to 4 GB of RAM. If adding RAM, put the new RAM in an empty slot. If replacing the RAM, take out the existing one and then put the new RAM into the machine. Important Notes b> While the Dell XPS 400 has four RAM slots, if only two sticks of RAM are to be used, they must be inserted into slots 1 and 3 or slots 2 and 4 for optimal performance. A single stick of RAM should be inserted into slot 1. Always put the largest ram module closest the CPU central processing unit.
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Your link does not work. Also, I do not believe you may have understood the questions I was asking. I would like to know what I can do to be able to burn video that I have downloaded onto my computer...


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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/xps400/sm/index.htm

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