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dvd rom not reading dvd-r

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by mini74, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. mini74

    mini74 Guest

    hi hope someone can help when i put a blank dvd-r in my pc it shows as 0 free space and 0 bytes it plays all back up discs cds and original discs i have not changed the type of media i normally use and have tried several discs all with the same result .i have a dell pc and the drive type is HL-DT-ST DVD+ - RW GWA4164B and am using windows xp .i hope i put this thread in right place not sure if its drive prob or something else .thanks to anyone who can help
     
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    thanks for your help so far have tried updating firm ware and re installing the drive as you have suggested but dvd drive still the same when inserting a blank dvd the drive reads it as a cd with
    0 bytes free space
    0 bytes total size
    but when inserting blank cd it reads correctly
     

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