Where does all the time go!
About a month ago I was talking to a friend of friend who works in IT and eventually the conversation came round to computers and I poured my heart out!
His advice was to clean the DVD drive and check that my BIOS was up to date. One 'Hama' DVD cleaner and I could burn CD's reliably, but not DVD's.
BIOS. hmmm, yuk, here we go!
My Dell BIOS was version A01, off to DELL and A08 is available, whoops!
I tried to upgrade using DELLs guide and it found the upgrade, but wouldn't install it. Google provided many different ways of doing the update, but all seemed well beyond me. Then I found:http://danlynch.org/blog/2009/01/upgrad ... 1330-bios/
Thank you Dan. I had to go from A01 to 2, to 3 etc but it worked, I can now burn DVD's. I installed 7 over the weekend and, sorry, IT'S GOOD. Everything works a treat, and seemingly faster than 5.
Thanks very much to all concerned.