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globe
23-05-2010, 08:26 PM
My work laptop is a dell latitiude d630. I'm trying to find out if it has a dvd writer rather than just a cd writer and dvd player. On the side it says CDRW/DVD ROM. Does anyone know how would I find out or do I need to add some driver software to get it to burn ?

thanks

Speedy Gonzales
23-05-2010, 08:28 PM
Sounds like a cdrw / DVD only. Not a DVD writer. If its not a DVD writer, no driver will change that. Look in device manager under DVD / CD ROM. See what the model of it is. Then do a search in google

Sweep
23-05-2010, 08:29 PM
I suspect it will read DVDs but not burn same.

It will burn CDs.

globe
23-05-2010, 08:35 PM
It tells me it is one of these "hl-dt-st cdrw/dvd gcct10n" but googling this does not tell a computer novice much. Is anyone able to help me >

thanks

Speedy Gonzales
23-05-2010, 08:41 PM
Get Nero Infotool (http://www.nero.com/enu/support-nero8-tools-utilities.html). Unzip then run it. See if that'll tell you. If the DVD writing options are ticked, then it should support burning to DVD's

Sweep
23-05-2010, 08:50 PM
I believe you have a CD Writer and DVD reader as already advised.

I just looked up the specs.

What O/S are you using?

globe
23-05-2010, 09:09 PM
I believe you have a CD Writer and DVD reader as already advised.

I just looked up the specs.

What O/S are you using?

XP prof, cheers

Sweep
23-05-2010, 09:18 PM
XP pro will not write to a DVD writer natively assuming you have same which I doubt.

Have you tried to make or copy a DVD on that setup? If so then how?

Speedy Gonzales
23-05-2010, 09:24 PM
It will with this (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B5F726F1-4ACE-455D-BAD7-ABC4DD2F147B&displaylang=en). But it'll have to support dvd writing. It may, or not work if you're planning to burn files to a blank DVD (so you can play it in a separate DVD player). This depends on whether the DVD player can play the format

jackM
23-05-2010, 09:27 PM
DVD-ROM = read only