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  • Forum Thread: DVD drive not working on xps m1330

    i had my xps 1330 for nearly a year now without any problems but i have to admit i barely use it as i use a desktop at home and another one at work. yesterday i turned the laptop on after nearly 2 months of no use.i tried to watch a DVD movie but the computer could not recognise any disc (movie dvd,...
  • Forum Thread: Iritating ticking in audio while playing dvd

    Hey everyone, I have a small but iritating problem. While i try to play a dvd on my latitude e6500, I always have some interuptions and ticks in the audio. It seems that the ticks are random. And with a dvd with lots of music, it is worse then with an other. I think the first time I got the problem...
  • Forum Thread: Why does my Inspiron 1525 keep corrupting disks?

    I have a 4 month old Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. It has Vista on it. I'm trying to format some cd-r's and cd-rw's to back up some pictures. I keep getting a message that the format could not be completed and that the disk has been corrupted. Could there be a problem with the CD drive on my...
  • Forum Thread: Failed to copy files larger than 4GB from DVD (TSSTcorp DVD+-RW SN-208AB)

    My New one month old Inspiron5520 laptop failed to copy files larger than 4GB from DVD. I have tried many times and changed differnet DVDs still the problem persists. When I copy the files on my DVD to laptop,the copying speed starts at 25MB/sec and after few seconds it goes down to 4 MB/Sec. Once it...
  • Forum Thread: Can't reach CD/DVD drive error code 19?

    How do I fix this? For some reason I can't reach my CD/DVD drive. When I uninstall and restart I get the message "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged [code 19]" None of the troubleshooting stuff has a...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 8400 will not boot from cd or dvd drive

    Hello, I have a Dimension 8400 that refuses to boot from the cd or dvd drive. In the bios, i have tried moving "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive" to the first position in the boot sequence. Also, I tried pressing "f12" when booting to access the boot menu. I tried to select the "onboard...
  • Forum Thread: DVD HL-DT-ST DVD+- GSA-H31N DVD not working

    I am having a problem with my HL-DT-ST DVD+- GSA-H31N DVD drive, please forgive the non-tenical talk but I'm not very technical The issue is that I cannot get the DVD player to recognise a DVD, but it will recognise a CD. I tried mounting an .iso image using Daemon and that will play the DVD,...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Cd/DVD drive not working

    Have you looked in the Device Manager to see if the drive has an error code?
  • Forum Thread: Problems with the CD-ROM, the driver is missing or corrupted (code 39)

    Ok I bought a Studio Laptop 1535 in september... It came with the Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-7640S ATA Device. For a time it was good :) everything just worked fine, but suddently (2 months ago) the cd-rom didn't load the cd's anymore... It also didn't appear in my computer... so If I inserted...
  • Forum Thread: Samsung CD drive that reads little and does not read a lot

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  • Forum Thread: Will not allow boot from cd

    Dell Dimension 3000 will not let me boot from the cd drive. It does not give me the option for cd rom when i push F12 to select a boot device, and when i enter setup to change the boot order it sees the drive but says not installed next to it. I have swaped out the IDE ribbon and even threw in a known...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Utilities and Driver disk

    Hi-I really need help here-I recently got my original Windows XP and Dell Utilities and Drivers Disk- The Windows XP disk installed easily-Then when I put the dell disk in to BOOT from the disk the DELL UTILITY AND DRIVERS DISK is not reccognizable-It keeps telling me to INSERT DISK when the Dell disk...
  • Forum Thread: CD Rom Done/Broken

    I have an old school Dell desktop computer from the late '90s. The CD Rom isn't functioning anymore. I think a piece of it is broken. Any suggestions? What would be the cheapest replacement?
  • Forum Thread: Dell XPS m1530 Matshita BD-RE UJ-225 CD/DVD/BD issues

    Most of the time, my optical drive reads and writes single CDs and DVDs without issue. However, if I write to more than one disk, the drive still accepts a new disk, and will spin for a few seconds then it stops. The drive will repeat this until I restart the computer. Every time this occurs, Windows...
  • Forum Thread: CD-Rom drive won't read normal CDs after reading mini CDs

    Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me on the following point: I am running on a Dell Precision 330 Workstation, delivered some years ago with original CD-ROM reader, Lite-On LTN486 48x Max ATA Device. I need to reset the CD reader to its original state. The reader has been working fine...
  • Forum Thread: xp pro os cd wont boot from my CD ROM drive

    hello everyone i have this very annoying problem and i need some help. im trying to reformat my computer but i ran into a couple of problems. 1. the os cd when i put it in my cd rom drive does not boot from the cd rom. seems like the computer does not detect the cd rom drive. 2. my os that is currently...
  • Forum Thread: Hybrid 140 disc drive won't accept cd

    I have a Hybrid Studio 140 desktop. My mother bought it in late 2007. The optical CD drive has never worked perfectly, only occasionally accepting a CD. I'm trying to insert a CD for turbo tax and the drive pulls it, then there's a whirring sound and it spits it out. Occasionally a large blue...
  • Forum Thread: Optical drive won't read any disks - DVD+/-RW (Read/Write) (BIOS problem)

    Hi, I placed an order for an Alienware X51 on the 18/7/12 and it arrived on the 27/09/2012. I noticed the problem a week later when I put in the first disk which was GTA IV, the desktop started making a chirping noise and a notification popped up from my anti-virus saying that a removable device...
  • Forum Thread: Optical Drives and Onboard Sound vs. Add-In Card

    I have a Dimension 9200 which came with two optical drives, a DVD +/- RW burner ( GSA-H31N) and a DVD-ROM ( GDRH10N). I also am currently using the motherboard audio hardware. I am soon going to be adding a separate discreet sound card and disabling the motherboard audio. I would like to know if there...
  • Forum Thread: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8483B

    Lost windows XP disc and drivers disc for this 2004 Dimension 8300. When I try to burn a new cd get the message "The disc in the drive is not a writable CD or it is full...". I know the cd is blank and writable. I thought I'd try reloading the drivers for the CD ROM but can't find the...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4550 DVD-Rom drive

    I need a replacement for this drive. But, while I find many similar drives on the net, I'm never quite sure they are exact replacements. Dell's invoice lists it as: Samsung dvd_rom sd616t (16x). I wouldn't mind upgrading to r/w if I knew how to get there from here. But I'd be happy enough...
  • Forum Thread: DVD Drive TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H653A

    I recently had to "reboot" my computer therefore reinstalling a new copy of Windows Vista (I used the image CD that Dell had sent me in case of a reinstall of Windows was needed). And now my Dvd drive (model is listed in the subject) does not read any discs. Well, it reads them it only reads...
  • Forum Thread: CD-ROM drivers not working missing part of PLDS DVD+RW DS-8A8SH

    my laptop DELL INSPIRON N5040 has been fine up until the day my warrante ran out i(i've had it just over a year) when it suddenly stopped running properly, i restored it to factory setting! NOW my CD drive does not work AT ALL..... id rather not have to revert back to factory setting yet again...
  • Forum Thread: Disc drives list?

    Does anyone know where I can find the model # of the disc drives that are availabe on different laptops? I am looking for a laptop with certain model #'s and can't find the info anywhere. Thanks.
  • Forum Thread: Sony DVD-ROM DDU1615S Driver

    Seasons Greetings everyone!! A very good friend of mine had bought a new comp from Dell a few months back and was nice enough to give me his old Dimension C521. He also gave me the reinstalation disks. Problem is.....THE DVD-ROM DRIVER IS NOT WORKING!!! I phoned up Dell but they want me to pay $69...