Posted on Jul 24, I have an XPS and this horrible drive came with it. Helpful 0 Not Helpful Comment Flag. More Print this page Share this page. I have the same drive and a similar problem. How satisfied are you with this response? My drive had the D firmware, upgrading to E that was suggested somewhere and posted by DELL did not help me at all.

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Posted on Jul 24, Please assign your manual to a product: Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. How can this be resolved. Any guidance on how to correct this problem is much welcome alternatively, tips of a good replacement drive are also welcome.

Yep same problem here. I dont know whats wrong, and I dont think that it is anything that I did. Back to Storage Forum 2 total posts Page 1 of 1.

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Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. I get the same problem once in a while.


Please remember to be considerate of other members. It will not allow formatting of the disc. 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.

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All submitted content is subject to our Terms Of Use. Tom Scott Apr 04, Sorry this didn’t help. Posted on Jun 24, I wasted my time and bandwidth to look and download it for nothing. Does your ever insert a dvd in rom and then immediately rigth click dvd drive? The PC is now out of garantee. Thank you for any and all of your time and help in this matter. It seems as if the drive has lost its ability to handle DVDs.

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I have a dell xps I can not burn dvd’s. To Tom Scott–these drives are slaves, they do not need drivers. They should supply you with a link to download the hotfix at no charge. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. Let me know if you run into trouble.

I have a my pc, Dimensionfor over a year now and have just had the same probelm with my drive ie. Acer Aspire Notebook.