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Hi again wannabe1. Yes, I have no problem going into the Registry. Did all you advised, put 1 for the DVD (16 max play) drive. I do have a CD-RW drive (40 max write) also in the tower. The Recording Tab is displayed. I am trying to use the DVD drive to copy my files, not the CD-RW drive, have done this in the past. The DVD drive still will not comply, cannot copy, still makes this "i'm trying to start" sound. It does not spin fast like when I put in a music CD to play.........SEMPER FI
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Try something for me...Put a CD-R in the drive, open My Documents and right click on a document icon...point to "Send to" and select the DVD drive.

What happens?

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The files are copied to " Files are ready to be copied to the CD" I put in a CD in the DVD Rom drive , click "next" and nothing happens, the drive itself just makes its "cant start" sound. I then take the CD out and put it in the CD-RW drive, and the same thing happens, the drives just wont start spinning, but sounds like it wants to ( the DVD Rom drive and the CD-RW drive)
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I just put in a music CD in the DVD Rom drive and it fires right up spins like crazy and plays the music ok.......
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Drop into Live Chat...there's a bunch of talent in there at the moment...let's see if we can get this figured out. LInk at the top of the page.

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Roger that..............SEMPER FI
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Download Everest, run it, generate a report using the Report Wizard (System Summary...HTML), click the "Save to file" icon, and save it to your Desktop. Then attach it here for me.

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This is the report wannabe1, hope it makes it

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the report isn't listing a cd-rw on the computer. Was it working before?
Are the cables pushed in properly?
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Just did some major surfing on the DVD drive. It is supported through windows XP and is supposed to be able to write......

Stand by..still checking some things.
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If you mean the cables inside the tower I don't know. I would think it's plugged in ok because the DVD Rom plays music ok. I was using the DVD Rom drive to copy files to a blank CD, I never used the CD-RW drive to copy files from my Doc. I have burned CD's of music before, so I would say the CD-RW is working. Should I be using the CD-RW (ReWritable) CD to copy files? Didn't need to before.
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Have you tried uninstalling the DVD-ROM in Device Manager and rebooting yet?

I found drivers for it that we can try next.... :tazz:

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Yes, I uninstalled it and rebooted and XP found it and installed the drivers......
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Let's try the firmware then.

Download the Driver Files for XP (GSA-5163_A103.exe) Save it to your desktop.

Open My Computer, right click on the DVD drive, and choose "Properties". Under the "Hardware" tab, click on the DVD drive and click on the "Properties" button. Under the "Driver" tab, click "Uninstall". Accept the change.

Double-click the file on the desktop to install the downloaded drivers.

Reboot and let me know if this helps.

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I'm at the site, do I check the drivers for "CD-ROM writer " or :DVD-ROM writer"?
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