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I need to know if my MACH 52 internal IDE CD-RW is compatible with VISTA? Where can I update the drivers for it?

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I don't think you will have any problems with that...

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Anybody knows which CD rw hardware need to buy to install in emachine T3882?it's belongs to my nephew and I am trying to help him since his dvd cdrw slot broke down and I need to replace it. thanks.


There is two types of connectors SATA and IDE when you look at the drive plugs on the back of the current CD ROM you will either see a long IDE connector about 2.5 inch's with two rows of holes or a small normally black connector with on single ****. Do not confuse the data connector with the power connector. the link below will show you the difference.
http://www.yourdictionary.com/images/computer/_SATPAT.JPG. Once you determine the type of connector click the relevant link below for options IDE http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=482&name=DVD-Burner&Nav=|c:89|&Sort=0&Recs=10 SATA http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1624&name=Internal-SATA-DVD-Burner&Nav=|c:89|&Sort=0&Recs=10

Jul 13, 2010 | E-Machines T3882 PC Desktop

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Acts like a Player/CD burner


I have an IDE Memorex DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner (52x32x16) that has burned well over 300 cd/dvd' sense 2004 when I bought it. In 2006 or 7, an update was given to it via memorex sight - I was told to keep a copy of the dn ld, for it can't be undone and became "IDE Memorex DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner (523216)AJ___NWK____\5&265FB54&0&000" MODEL - I got it on sale from Fry's Elec. - It seems that it was indeed a 1 way ticket - and it is time to retire the old work horse anyway - Quite happy with your products and getting me another. PS - I don't think the upgrade did any justus

May 04, 2009 | PC Desktops

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My DVD-RW was working fine. I got a malware virus and had to do OS recovery. data was all fine and everything worked great. I updated all drivers. There was a lot of dust in unit and caked around internal...


Now that the malware has been removed, unplug your DVD-RW completely(power & IDE cable slot) and start your machine. If you have any junk file cleaning software, run it and shut down. Reattach the DVD-RW and also update the driver too. Use a CD-DVD cleaner of a reputed brand to clean the DVD-RW drive by following the instructions of the cleaner. Enable DMA/UDMA support for this drive. Reinstall your CD/DVD Burning software if you are using one. Make sure the region is kept blank for the DVD, do not change it...........sodeep

Apr 15, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Sonic record now program will not find cd drive


  1. Update your drive's firmware/drivers. Most companies regularly update their firmware and drivers. If you are unsure what model your burner is and its firmware, click here to find out.

  2. Enable DMA. Direct Memory Access enables better efficiency of data. For more info, check how to enable DMA.
  3. Your media. Check the following:
    • The disc is clean and unused.
    • The media is recommended by your burner's manufacturer or try a different brand, preferably a name brand, if you continue to have problems.
    • Make sure that media (-R/+R, -/+RW, dual-layer compatibility) is supported by the burner by checking burner's manual or manufacturer's website. This is especially true for some Blu-Ray burners which do not support CD-R/RW media.


  4. Lower the write speed of your burner.
  5. If your burner is external, make sure it is connected directly to the computer via USB/Firewire and not a hub or other other device like a sound card.
  6. Update to the latest PX Engine. The PX Engine improves compatibility with newer burners on the market.
  7. A reinstall of the burner's drivers may also help.
    • Windows XP: Go to My Computer and choose Properties.
    • Windows Vista: Go to Start --> Control Panel --> System and Maintenance --> Device Manager.
    • Click on the Hardware tab.
    • Select Device Manager
    • Expand DVD/CD-ROM Drives, then select your burner and uninstall it by right -licking on it.
    • Reboot.

Mar 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Is it compatable with my desktop pc?


Ok. Well basically CD, DVD and Hard Drives are all cross compatible platforms so you don't have to worry about compatibility issues. If your asking me to choose I would say that you remove the CD writer instead. But before you do this make sure you have enough extra sockets in your motherbaord to plug in your Pioneer DVR-1910LS 20x DVD±RW IDE Drive w/LightScribe if your CD Writer uses IDE interface your inluck coz you can use it in place of the Pioneer DVR-1910LS 20x DVD±RW IDE Drive w/LightScribe, but if it isn't make sure you have a spare IDE socket in your motherboard. Simply remove the side panel use a flashlight and see if there are vacant IDE sockets, it's usually long in black, white or blue color. see the picture below.
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If its vacant follow the steps on the link below simply copy and paste the link on you browsers address bar.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07164&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=390426

I hope this helps you...

Jan 22, 2009 | Compaq Presario S6300NX PC Desktop

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CD/DVD-RW Drive


Any DVD Read writer will work

Jan 01, 2009 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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CD-RW not working on same Ide cablew as HD


Hi, please check the power connector to the drive. if it is ok, restart the pc, enter BIOS setup, check whether the drive is detected or not in the drive configuration. if not there, check the jumper settings once again. for the new motherboards with one IDE and SATA interfaces, jumper settings are important. once i had the same problem.
good luck

Jun 22, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I want to upgrade from cd rw to dvd/cd rw


If you are looking to replace the internal drive, then as long as you purchase a drive with the same interface it will work. If you are looking for a USB external drive then any one will work.

The only thing Dell was correct with is it should have +/- signs.

Jun 21, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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DVD/CD - RW Combo Drives


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

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

May 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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