Having problems with your Dell Dimension E521 PC Desktop ?

HI, I HAVE A DELL DIMENSION E521 DESKTOP THAT I RELOADED WINDOWS W/ MY RECOVERY DISK, KEPT HAVING IT BOOT ME OUT OF INTERNET EXPLORER, NOW EVERYTHING IS OK EXCEPT I CAN'T USE MY LIGHTSCRIBE DVD PLAYER. THE PROGRAM LISTS THEM UNDER COMPUTER IN THE DESKTOP BUT WON'T READS ANY CD'S OR DVD WHEN I TRY TO USE. AM I MISSING A SETTING IN CONTROL PANEL?


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Just a question for you, did you change or recreate any partition or change jumpers to the main hard drives, what can cause dvd / cd players to not read is they get lost between masters and slaves and cables selects so they almost act like a hardrive. reset your bios configuration . if this dont work, there is a jumper on the back of the cdrom drive, take it off and try using it again. dont know why it happens but it does.
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