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Sony DRU 700A, can't play/write DVD

Hi I am having a similar problem. I can read write cd but can't read/write DVD's in my sony DRU700A dvd drive. I tried to run the same DVD that I burnet from this writer and it didn't run although it was working fine before. I tried to read all different format of DVDs it can't read any, tried to write +/-R DVDs, from nero it keeps asking to insert blank DVD. I am running Windows XP service pack-2. I tried to uninstall and re-install the driver from device manager. Diddn't help. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.

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Re: sony DRU 700A, can't play/write DVD

Go to My computer right click on cd drive properties - check digital cd playback recording - check enable cd recording on this drive Good luck!

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