Having problems with your Dell Dimension 5150 (DIM515MIN) PC Desktop ?

I am using windows xp and trying to download an iso to a dvd but keep getting the answer the drive isn't ready. so i thought i would format the disk but can't find a formatting program on my coumputer. what do i do?


Answers :

You need to use a separate program to burn an iso to to a disk.
Dell normally ship Roxio with their machines at least here in Australia.

It would have came preinstalled with something like that.
If you have rebuilt the machine since it was new then you should still have it on the disks that came with the machine. Just reinstall it.

It's not just like burning a file to the disk. You will need to find the option to create a DVD from an image.

Also make sure that the image you have is for a DVD and not a CD.

Hope this helps.


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