Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4550 PC Desktop ?

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 running windows XP Home. I just recently purchased a new DVD drive(Sony Optiarc AD-7221A) and I can't get it to work. The first drive I tried was a Lite-on DVD burner, and now I have a Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with lite scribe. I used the drive to install Nero 8, but it won't read DVDs. It takes a few minutes for the computer to see the DVD disc, but the computer freezes up, and I have to terminate the process. The other drive I first tried(Lite-on) did the same thing


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Sounds like you have issues with your hard drive.  go to start>run.\015\012
\015\012type this in without the " "\015\012
\015\012"cmd", hit ok.  a black screen pops up.  type "cd.." and hit enter.  type in "cd.." and hit enter again.  type "chkdsk c: /f /r".  It will say the drive can not be checked, it is in use.  hit "y" to schedule a check at boot up.  type"exit" and reboot your computer.  let me know if this helps.
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