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Annoying Problem with MD-16XDVD9A4

Whenever I insert a blank dvd it changes from a DVD-RW drive to a CD drive and tells me I have inserted a blank CD. If I try to burn anything with any program it will only let me burn approx. 700MB of data. I have flashed the drive with the new firmware update and updated windows XP x64 with the latest updates but I am still having problems. I've had this drive for over a year and never had a single problem with it until now. Another thing....I have tried multiple disks from different packages with no luck. All of these disks previous had no problems working with this drive. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled this drive with the latest drivers with no luck. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Annoying Problem with MD-16XDVD9A4

This is a now issue with XP when you install a DVD/CD-it doesn't always happen but when it does there is nothing that can be done about it-I went as high as tier 3 support at MS and tried regediting, mapping, even a complete reinstall-nothing helped-untill I bought a cheep CD RW and installed it as anotuerh dirve. Then I had a DVD RW, and a CD RW. Problem solved

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