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Why my DVD ram can only read CD-R and not any other media

Why my DVD ram drive can only read CD-R (data) and not any of my other cd including audio and all types of DVD? I cannot understand how this is possible. The after a while the computer stop recongizing it as a DVD ram drive but as a CD Drive. Please help.

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Check with Acer for a firmware update for your drive.

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Update the driver file for it....right click the drive, click properties, it will give you a description of it...go to the tab that has the driver file description and click update driver...let it go online...it will get the correct generic driver for your dvd-ram drive.

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