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DVD/CD - RW Combo Drives

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I have a Dell 4600 with a Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616E drive that no
longer works. I want to replace it with a DVD/CD-RW combo drive.
Will any combo drive work or is there some compatibility issue I need to address when buying one?

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Any brand should work as long as you have the correct drivers.

Either IDE (internal) or USB (external) will work.

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If these drives are IDE deives then check the jumper settings on these drives.
The jumper setting for master (MA) and Slave (SL)
If one of these drives is on the same data cable as the hard drive the the jumper setting for this drive MUST be set to Slave (SL) because the hard drive will be jumpered as Master (MA).
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The windows might be corrupted. You could try editing the windows registry. here are the steps:

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.

1) Close all open programs
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3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
* SYSTEM
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5) If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
6) After deleting the keys, close the Registry Editor
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last option, you could try installing imgburn. here's the download link: http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

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Good Luck,

Ryan

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If the dvd drive is recognized in the BIOS and not in windows then you'll need to go into the system restore in windows and choose a date the last time the computer was working, it will restore your computer back to this date and reboot. At that point it should recognize your dvd drive. If it doesn't then your OS is corrupt and you'll need to wipe out the drive and restore your computer back to factory defaults.

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You will need to replace the drive with a DVD-RW drive.


Hope this helps.

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