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DVD-RW Drive Shows As CD Drive In My Computer

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by 27tbuck, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. 27tbuck

    27tbuck Member

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    Hello, I recently have this problem with my dvd writer. I have formatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP, and now my DVD-RW drive will not work. It comes up as a CD Drive when i insert a blank DVD-R disc into the drive, and it says "Drive not accessible" when i try to explore it. And it will no longer burn DVDs. Please help, i went to system and it says it is a DVD-RW IDE1008. Thank you.
     
  2. ianski7

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    Hey! Have you reinstalled the dvd drivers? Have you enabled recording on that drive? Check the drive in device manager and make sure it's prpoerly installed.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. 27tbuck

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    Actually, it was just Nero that was causing me problems. For some reason it would not let me burn my DVD, but i used DVD Shrink after making a project with TMPGenc and it worked just fine. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    27, in Nero, on the initial screen, you have to click on the DVD icon, in the upper right corner, to be able to burn a DVD. The default is CD. Once you click on the DVD icon, the next time that you open Nero, it will be set for burning DVD's.
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  5. hijacker

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    Either the DVD is dirty and it is not coming up as a dvd, or you need to go to the device manager and uninstall the DVD drive and reboot the computer because it has a firmware driver built into the driver and let it redetect the drive on start up, or download a firmware update for your drive.or get a can of air and blow out the dust in the drive.
     

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