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Upgrade replacment drive for Gateway nx500xl

Help looking to upgrade my cd dvd drive in my nx500xl
The drive cobination I have will only burn and read cds and read dvds would like to upgrade to a drive that can do it all including burning dvds

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Burnt dvds read as blank. Sometimes work, but usually don't. can go either way with the same dvd at different times. It can and has happened with purchased cd and dvd. Though less likely.


Your Dvd drive is bad, it is not getting the data to burn, the laser that does the writing isn't writing the data to the disc. and option B is also depending on what program you are using to burn the dvd's and cd and following the correct steps. If all is good and you followed the right steps to it, then you need to replace your dvd/cd drive,

Jan 29, 2011 | Gateway (5500652) (  5500652)...

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The dvd is not working, only the cd is working well.


Many older drives will read and write CDs, but only read DVDs. Windows XP does not natively support DVD burning - you will need to use 3rd party software.

Mar 10, 2010 | Gateway DVD/Blu-ray Drives

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Which dvd disks do I buy to burn a dvd on my optiarc dvd rw ad 7563a ATA Can I add later batches of pictures? can I reuse the DVD disks?


DVD media has several types:

* DVD-R ("write-once-read-many")
* DVD+R ("write-once-read-many")
* DVD-RW ("write/erase/rewritable")
* DVD+RW ("write/erase/rewritable")
* DVD dual-layer ("write-once-read-many")

Some CD/DVD-writing software allows multiple "sessions" (write a bunch of files, do not "close" the disk, much later write a bunch of files), so that you can "add" files to an "open" ("non-closed") CD/DVD disk.

Jan 24, 2010 | Gateway (5500652) (  5500652)...

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Can't find a driver for the nx500xl wireless


Visit your manufacturers website to download it.

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I have a gateway pc with a DVD burner but when I try to burn a DVD, it tell me to insert blank media. When I place a blank DVD into burner it still does not burn. What is the problem?


When you put in a DVD, go to explorer and right click on the CD/DVD drive letter (usually it is E:) and click on Properties.
If it shows that the disk is 100% full, then you are using the wrong type of DVDs. Your drive may only be able to read either DVD+ or DVD-.

Aug 05, 2009 | DVD/Blu-ray Drives

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New DVD burner won't read blank DVD-r's.


Hi again, just saw the brand and model number you posted.. noob me....

sorry to inform you that your drive HP 344542-005 is just a dvd rom drive. Its not a burner and will never burn a dvd. not even a cd.

Specs of drive:
344542-005
Hp 16X ATAPI/IDE DVD-ROM optical drive - With +R media read support - CD read up to 40X, DVD-ROM read up to 16X

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Sony DRU 190A CD/DVD drive compatibility to XP SP2?


Upgraded to newer BIOS version on the MB

Aug 23, 2008 | DVD/Blu-ray Drives

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Reads CD ut no not DVD's


There is no quick solution for this problem unless you consider buying a new internal drive quick solution. (They are pretty cheap now a days) It really sounds like your DVD lens is no longer working, which would cause no problems with reading of your CD's. Sorry for the bad news, but look on the bright side! You can upgrade to a lightscribe DVD burner!! :D:D (no more sharpies on the DVD/CD's you burn)

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iTunes can no longer find my CD burner. Using a gatewayM-1631U laptop, with windows 7 x 64 home premium edition. (See additional details below). I use iTunes regularly, and as recently as Xmas 2009 was burning music CDs frequently on my laptop. Yesterday I attempted to burn a CD, and iTunes no longer recognizes the installed CD burner. I have not installed any programs to my computer recently, or made any other changes. Today I began investigating the issue. I have tried (not in order) the following - and have not solved the issue: 1. Going to the registry editor and deleting the lower and upper filters associated with the H_KEY_LOCAL MACHINE/SYSTEM/CURRENT CONTROL SET/CONTROL/CLASS 4DE3695 .... 2. Uninstall and reinstall iTunes (9.0.2.25) 3. Repair iTunes 9.0.2.25 4. Looked for updates for the drivers (can't find any) 5. Downloading Gearsoft products I admit that I have not tried Windows Media Player (because I'm committed to my iTunes - I sync with my ipod all the time and listen to it alot). I also realize I may have made the problem worse by some of my attempted fixes. Here is the information gathered through itunes diagnostics: Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Home Premium Edition (Build 7600) Gateway M-1631U iTunes 9.0.2.25 QuickTime 7.6.5 FairPlay 1.5.23 Apple Application Support 1.1.0 iPod Updater Library 9.0d11 CD Driver 2.2.0.1 CD Driver DLL 2.1.1.1 Apple Mobile Device 2.6.0.32 Apple Mobile Device Driver not found. Bonjour 1.0.6.2 (118.5) iTunes Serial Number 2987488CE609EDAB Current user is not an administrator. The current local date and time is 2010-02-05 07:50:22. iTunes is not running in safe mode. Video Display Information ATI Technologies Inc., ATI Radeon X1200 Series **** External Plug-ins Information **** No external plug-ins installed. iPodService 9.0.2.25 is currently running. iTunesHelper 9.0.2.25 is currently running. Apple Mobile Device service 2.50.39.0 is currently running. **** CD/DVD Drive Tests **** No drivers in LowerFilters. UpperFilters: GEARAspiWDM (2.2.0.1), Failed while scanning for CD / DVD drives, error 2380. Error while opening iTunes CD driver. This could be caused by a corrupted iTunes file or a conflict with other older CD burning applications, either currently installed or previously installed and uninstalled incorrectly. Additionally, the device driver says my DVD/CD unit is: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7563A ATA Device Anything else you need to help me figure this out? Could really use help and advice. Thanks in advance.

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