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I can not seem to write DVDs anymore. I can watch DVDs, but when I insert a blank DVD the box that opens up only gives me the option to write CD's. Also if I look under my computer it recognizes that a DVD-R is in the drive but it says both the size and empty space is 0KB. Help please. When I insert a blank DVD into the DVD burner, the computer only recognizes the drive as a CD drive, not a DVD drive. If there is no disk, "My Computer" shows it as a DVDRW. It will play pre-recorded DVDs, but does not recognize blank DVDs.

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  • Robinag11 Dec 30, 2008

    I just purchased an external DVD RW, hooked it up to the computer, installed the software and I'm experiencing the same problem. The external DVD converts to a CD (in "my computer") when I insert a blank disk.

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Try installing the latest firmware version for your DVD/RW drive from your manufacture's website.

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I can not seem to write DVDs anymore. I can watch DVDs, but when I insert a blank DVD the box that opens up only gives me the option to write CD's. Also if I look under my computer it recognizes that a...


1. are you using dvd's that are compatible with your dvd writer?
check if the specs on the dvd disk are the ones compatible with the your dvd writer. (check that the -'s and +'s match)

2. check also the computer or the dvd driver manufactorer for any firmware updates.

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Cannot backup files to a cd/dvd


we may need more details but you can try this for now

1. are you sure you have a cd writer or a dvd writer (writer = burner)--- check the front edge of your cd/dvd unit and look for words like "writer" "burner" or writeable next to the word dvd or compact disc... keep in mind not all cd/dvd writer can write (burn) cd or dvds, some may burn cd but not dvds.

2. is your cd/dvd unit compatible with the media (cd or dvd blank disk) you are trying to use.. depending your cd/dvd especifications your dvd/cd drive is compatible with certain types of cd or dvds that are writeable.

3. is the cd/dvd a writeable cd/dvd and is compatible with your cd/dvd drive? for instance.. if you are using a blank dvd and your cd/dvd drive only burn cd/s and read dvd and cd you won't be able to write to the blank dvd.

4. are you trying to burn a dvd in a corporate computer.?? as a user (not an administrator) of your corporate computer you may not have priviledges that will allow them to burn dvd/cd's even you your drive and your media are compatible.

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the error that you get
the brand and model of the computer you're using
the type of media you're using

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You may want to double-check the "error" message. Normally, when you insert a blank CD-R or CD-R/W you'll see a pop-up message that says something like, "you've inserted a blank CD. What program do you want to use to put something on it?" And then it will give a list of programs like Windows Media Player, Nero Burning ROM, Roxio, MyDVD, etc. The last two choices are "Open a writeable folder" and "Do nothing." The next to last, the open folder, option is the CD recording option for Windows. Once you've put copies of that data into the new window click on the "burn these files to disc" link on the left side or located under the File menu at the top of the window.

Now, if it truly is telling you that you have to insert a blank CD, then you may have one of two problems. Either the CD you're putting in is NOT actually blank or the drive is having problems recognizing the media. To test the first scenario, try the disc on another computer. If it's truly blank, then try uninstalling the CD burner from your Device Manager located in the Windows control panel. Double-click on the System icon > Hardware tab > Device Manager > click on the (+) symbol next to DVD/CD-ROM drives and then highlight your Sony CD burner > right-click and in the menu choose Uninstall. Reboot your system and let Windows redetect the drive and reinstall the drivers (You may want to have any install discs handy, just in case Windows asks for them, but not likely).

I hope that helps!

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