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    Cd burner no longer working (Windows 10)

    Thank you. I will look into replacing it. I see there are other videos on replacing the inspiron optical drives. Some are more complicated than others. I will try to find the one for my model P75F001 Since my post I went to Amazon and bought this replacement for $24. It worked on the first...
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    Cd burner no longer working (Windows 10)

    thanx for the insight. I will look into an external burner. Any suggestions?
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    Cd burner no longer working (Windows 10)

    Thanx, I'll check Nero. Is there a way to test burner? If its bad, are they a challenge to replace? I'm pretty handy but this is a laptop and I spent most of my time with towers. Thanx again for the quick response.
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    Cd burner no longer working (Windows 10)

    I have been burning cds and dvds for years with Nero Express Version 11 and never had a problem. I use verbatim brand media. Suddenly it no longer works. I've dl other trial software (Burnaware, Ashampoo) and have the same problem. Burn failed. I've tried reducing the speed from 24 to 16...
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    How to password protect an external HD?

    I haven't had any luck finding a software that will password protect an external hard drive but, maybe this post will keep the thread alive.
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    How to password protect an external HD?

    I dl the trial version and it said the Primary Partition Unknown for disk 3. There is no partition on this drive. I emailed their support but haven't heard back yet. It worked fine on a small (disk4) flash drive - maybe this HD is too big? Any thoughts? Other recommendations? I don't need...
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    How to password protect an external HD?

    Thank you. Have you tried it? roy
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    How to password protect an external HD?

    My infomration is: Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5 Processor Count: 8 RAM: 16375 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800...
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    ASUS Mobo beeping but its running fine

    Okay, and thanx. I will read through it and see what I can figure out and post back. roy
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    ASUS Mobo beeping but its running fine

    This is a new system that a friend and I put together about 3 months ago and it has been working fine. I used the default settings, no overclocking etc. It recently started beeping - 7 short beeps and occasionally 4 more immediately after those. System is: Windows 7 64 bit Bios American...
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    Computer shuts down

    ASUS said they mail me out a new plastic bracket. Apparently this is not as uncommon as I thought. They asked for no info on date of purchase, serial number etc. Just my name and address. The person I talked to did not know how to clean off the old thermo paste or if it was necessary too. He...
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    Computer shuts down

    the plastic frame like part of the motherboard that holds the processor and cooling fan in place on the mobo was cracked. I saw the fan/cooling unit move ever so slightly when I moved some cables againist it while I was it looking around for something - anything that might look funny - just...
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    Computer shuts down

    The shut off is occuring even faster now. It all works fine through the boot process, winxp screen, then load icons and within a minute of completely loaded it shuts down. I disconnected the batter pack / surge protector and put in another one just to check that. No change.
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    Computer shuts down

    Its in Fahrenheit
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    Computer shuts down

    No beeps and it does do that if it gets hot. I added a process cooler last year to stop that only to find out bad memory was causing the overheating. I now have a temperature gage and it was runs at about 60 to 80 degrees for short periods. In another post, from when I was searching, someone...
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