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DVD RW drives show as CD drives in XP

Discussion in 'DVD / Blu-ray drives' started by brogney, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. brogney

    brogney Guest

    I have 2 dvd rw drives on my pc.(sony dvd rw dw-d22a and an LG
    GSA-1467B.(windows XP). Both have been working fine until yesterday when i booted up, both drives now show up in 'My Computer' as CD drives not DVD RW drives! I cannot write to the drives!
    I have tried the usual:
    1) uninstall the drivers and then let xp install them again (still show as Cd drives)
    2) disconnect the drives, reboot, connect the drives, reboot (still show as CD drives)

    I use Ashampoo Buring studio.

    Anybody help?
  2. reddwarf3

    reddwarf3 Member

    Feb 16, 2006
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    Dude, I feel for you, only when I have put in a blank DVD in the burner, it shows as a CD drive.
    I cant burn anymore, what's really weird is that I have an external LG also, and the computer won't recocnize the blank I put in it. Makes me wonder if it is not the burners, but some kind of deep internal computer something. If you find out something, please, please let me know...thanks.

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