EdmondM
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Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

Hello, I need help with my CD drive, it seems to read setup CDs like when installing a webcam disk, but it won't seems to read the game disks, I have tested all my game discs and I've had to return the game. Please help!

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The_Namek
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Re: Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

EdmondM,
Is the drive in your computer a CD-ROM or a DVD-ROM (or DVD+/-RW)? Are the game discs it has trouble reading CDs or DVDs?

XPS One. Core2 Duo @ 2.2GHz. 2 GB DDR2-667. WD2500AAJS 250GB SATA. Intel GMA 3100 video. 20" WSXGA HD LCD. 2 Megapixel Webcam. 8X DVD±RW. 8-in-1 Media Reader. 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. Integrated High Def Audio. Internal Bluetooth 2.0. NTSC/ATSC TV Tuner. Windows 7 Professional SP1.

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EdmondM
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Re: Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

It is a DVDdrive

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EdmondM
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Re: Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

Wait never mind, its DVD and RW.

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The_Namek
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Re: Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

OK, in that case it's capable of reading both CD and DVD media. Is it just one particular game that the drive won't read the discs for? If so what game is it?

XPS One. Core2 Duo @ 2.2GHz. 2 GB DDR2-667. WD2500AAJS 250GB SATA. Intel GMA 3100 video. 20" WSXGA HD LCD. 2 Megapixel Webcam. 8X DVD±RW. 8-in-1 Media Reader. 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. Integrated High Def Audio. Internal Bluetooth 2.0. NTSC/ATSC TV Tuner. Windows 7 Professional SP1.

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EdmondM
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Re: Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

For instance World of Warcraft and Modern Warfare 2

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The_Namek
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Re: Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

Let's revisit a question from my original post then. Are those games on DVD media or CD? If it's DVD can your drive read other DVD media (like movies)? What model is the drive in your system? Look in device manager to find that information.

XPS One. Core2 Duo @ 2.2GHz. 2 GB DDR2-667. WD2500AAJS 250GB SATA. Intel GMA 3100 video. 20" WSXGA HD LCD. 2 Megapixel Webcam. 8X DVD±RW. 8-in-1 Media Reader. 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. Integrated High Def Audio. Internal Bluetooth 2.0. NTSC/ATSC TV Tuner. Windows 7 Professional SP1.

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EdmondM
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Re: Dell Dimension E521 CD DRIVE

Well since I already got MW2 to work since I used the key. World of Warcraft is DVD. I have 2 installed i don't know how though but I'll say it: HGB 3SXA34P630D SCSI CD ROM Device and a HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H31N SCSI CdRom Device.

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