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Won't burn When I first plug my AOpen Duw1608/ARR DVD +-RW in (USB) it says its a DVD burener, as soon as I put a DVD blank into it, it changes to a CD player and will not burn disks.

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Re: Won't burn

Check which flate cable do you have for its connection. AOpen recommendation is for 80-wire ATA-66/100 cable. In case this is not the cable you have, you should replace it. (The ATA/66/100 IDE cable is made from 80-conductor wire with 40 pin connectors, providing the superior ground spacing required by the ATA/66/100 specs, and allowing the full 100 Mbps burst transfer rate). Another AOpen recommendation is to configur the unit as a "Master" and not as a slave. Good luck

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if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.

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