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My DVD drive (Dell GWA-4164B HH 16x DVD+/-RW) will not read DVD’s

More Print this page Share this page. It’s a possibility that it’s for some reason not a bootable DVD and there is absolutely nothing wrong with your DVD drive in the first place.

Posted on Jan 02, Please try again now or at a later time. It now only reads cd’s and will not read dvd’s nor will it burn anything but cd’s. Advertisements or commercial links.

If we are unable to verify your order; your 4164bb may be cancelled. Once you know what you have, if it came with the computer, seek an update at the computer manufacturer’s website, as it may be a special program not hl-ct-st to the burning software purchased from the software manufacturergo to their website for upgrades. When i have windows search for a driver it tells me it is the most recent update. Readable Format s see all.


Dvd drive not booting

It worked, but only once and will not work anymore. Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! Posted on Aug 07, Proffitt Forum moderator August 31, 2: Posted on Jun 24, Pictures are for illustration purposes only.

Find out what burning software you have– its easy and FREE. Has the DVD drive successfully booted from other discs?

It’s worth a thousand words. When I dve-rw the new OS installed, everything is smooth. Do you know where I can get a driver for this device?

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This rigorous process is conducted from inside to outside. I can not burn dvd’s. How can this be resolved. Compatible Drive Dvdrw Width: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: More refinements More refinements Dust protected enclosure, buffer under run error prevention.

All Auction Buy it now. If this dvd burner comes with a cd driver, have it installed, or try connecting to the IDE cable, posibly make it a slave on your hardisk. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community.


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Your answer needs to include more details to help people. Also please exercise your best dvcrrw when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. SP3 means that it has service pack 3 installed, this should not affect the workings of any devices.

Be sure you’ve seen the DVD boot on other machines. The only things I have not tried that you suggest is use another computer I have burn’t enough disc of different types to layer my desktop When I insert a dvd disc and start or reboot grub selects windows XP vvdrrw than booting puppy linux Yet the same procedure with cd-rw boots Puppy Linux What does the miscompare errors when verify of dvd indicate. It does sound like your drive is done or possibly dvvdrrw broken.