Question about Dell (1G055) CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo) Burner

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Cd BURNER This seems to be a common problem...but about 6 months ago my CD/DVD player that is also a RW stopped burning CDs...reads and plays everything but will not record. Called dell...they sent someone out to replace the drive - I thought that that was great, until after they left and it still does not work! They said it was probably a software problem and they couldn't help with that.... NOW not only does my computer not record CD...but it also will not longer even acknowledge a media card from the built in reader...so I can no longer transfer my pictures to my computer - I am currently backing everything up through an USB storage device and am thinking I just need to restore everything and re-install...I would rather not though - anyone have any ideas?

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Try burning a cd+r not a cd-r

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You can do that and it should take care of your problem. Most likely somehow or another (can happen with different software titles[for burning]) your upper and lower filters in the registry became corrupted and this is why your CD/DVD drive are not working properly. With the Media Card Reader, usually if you uninstall the USB Root hub in device manager (which it is on) there will be a few of them. Let the computer re-install the driver it will take care of this issue.

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