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ambmy9

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I have a me computer that I am trying to get to read dvd-r that say they are compatible with 1x to 16x, but every time i try and put one in it it says theres no cd in the drive...i was wondering if there was a program i could use to et it to recognize it or if I need to put a newer cd rom in it to make it work. :)
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wannabe1

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Hi ambmy9...

Is the optical drive you have a dvd-rom drive? Or is it a cd-rom?

Most machines old enough to be running ME would have only a cd-rom drive installed. Some of the later ones may have cd-r/rw drives in them, but unless a dvd-rom drive has been added, the machine is likely using a cd-rom. If that's the case, you will have to get yourself a dvd drive in order to read dvd disks.

If you DO have a dvd drive installed, a good first step would be to run the Microsoft Autoplay Repair Wizard and see if it finds any incorrect registry settings. If that doesn't work, we'll dig a little deeper for the problem.

Note: This tool is designed for XP and may not run on earlier versions of ME. It will run on some of the later versions depending on what updates are installed. If it won't run on your version, let me know and we'll look at the registry settings manually.

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I didnt think of that ...it is just a cd-rom I found a dvd one on newegg that is compatible thats for the help. :)
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