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My drive reads writesd to cd but not dvds

My drive reads & writes cds but not dvds

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Reinstall your device driver

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Ok i asked before if my drive will burn both dvd and cd. the answer was yes. but when i installed the drive and ran my dvd creator program. it said this drive is dvd read only.


Hi mikey7420 ,


The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
Hope this helps.

May 11, 2011 | Philips CDD 5101 (CDD5101/33)...

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I am new too pcs my dell model c640 laptop will it play cds or dvds


Do the following:
1- Right Click my computer.
2- Select Manage.
3- Select Device Manager.
4- Select from the right pane , DVD/CD-ROM Drive.
5- See what comes under it , and read the letters.

CD-R = Only read CD
CD-RW = Read & Write CD
DVD-R = Read DVD & CD (mostly write CD also)
DVD-RW = Read and Write everything Except DVD-Dl

I hope this helps

May 10, 2010 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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Can the lg dvd rewriter gsa-e10n be used as an external info store as well? if so how many gb? thank you!


No dear. External Hard disks, pendrives etc does it for you. A CD/DVDRW plays only CDs & DVDs + burns CDs & DVDs. Please send me your feedback & vote to motivate us & to help us help you.

Feb 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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DVD not able to write in combo drive


dvd combo drive means that CD's can be Read & Write whereas DVD's are only read , they cant be written with Combo Drive. So if u want to Write DVD then Purchase a DVD writer.

Jul 08, 2009 | Samsung (SH-M522C/BEBN) CD-RW/DVD-ROM...

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Sony NEC OptiArc can't read but can write!!!


Try to play the cd that you have wrote with other machine if it was able to read with other machine then your dvd is faulty.

If it cannot play with other machine, then there is a problem with the software that you use in cd writing or the dvd rom drive. Try to re-install both drivers, then play a cds.

Jun 03, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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CD is not recognised by the CD Drive


your dvd writer lens needs to be cleaned by a lens cleaner...

May 28, 2009 | Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7200A IDE Internal DVD...

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My samsungsd616tdvd drive cannot play or read dvd-rw cds.


Please note that the formats of DVD and CD are quite different. Whereas a DVD drive can handle both DVD and CD, a CD drive can only handle cd formats. Furthermore, a drive that reads both formats does not necessarily mean it can handle the writing aspect ok. You need a drive that is capable of writing/burning DVD. Most drives that come along with pcs can only write CDs but able to read both. So check your drive to see whether or not it can write on DVDs ok. Good luck

Apr 29, 2009 | Samsung SD 616T Internal DVD Drive

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Will not read or burn dvd's


dear friend

this is common probs for notebook dvdrws

they lack quality (all brands)

after sometime drives stops writing dvds, then reading them

after sometime, writing cds and eventually reading cds

in 5-6% cases drives stops to read cds first

sorry friend you have to replace the drive

and if it is in warranty

go for rma

thanks

Apr 11, 2009 | Sony VIAO P4 PCV-RS712 3.0GHz 512MB 200GB...

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Hi my dvd/cd RW unable write dvd


What is the make and model of your DVD/CD RWdrive?
Check to specification of your drive.
Some combo drives can only burn CDs only and read DVDs & CDs.


Dec 31, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Need to set up my laptop with DVD RW drive to burn DVD


Yes, you can install the cd with the Nero Software in the new Laptop, and you will be able to write CDs or DVDs, but if you have a combo only you will only be able to write/burn CDs but read DVDs no problem.
ciao Ed.

Dec 10, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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