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DVD Drive won't recognise blank dvd

I have just installed a new DVD drive in my computer. It was sent from overseas with no instructions, works great reading DVD's but won't recognise a blank DVD. I can't remember where to look on my computer to see what type of DVD i should be buying. I am assuming I have bought the wrong one This is not letting me write the type of Computer I have which is a HP Pavillion a450a

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It sounds as if you have purchased a DVDROM drive and not a DVDRW, or the drive if it is a rewritable is faulty.

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