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Dvd burner is not recognized by windows XP sp2 when blank media inserted to burn a movie.

It will play a DVD but the icon in My Computer changes from the DVD designation to "CD ROM Drive" as soon as a new disc is inserted. Other software fails to recognize as well such as light scribe. When the drive is empty it recognizes as a LS drive but as soon as the media is inserted it states "no light scribe drives present". I have deleted some other software but this did not seem to come on with new installations and right after I installed studio I did burn a 45 minute movie with no problem. both DVD writers do the same thing

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  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    when i put a blank dvd in the dvd burner it says on the screen, 'do you want to burn a CD? not a dvd which is what is in the drive. If I click on yes it says no disk detected please put a cd in the drive and click OK. I cant even put music files on to a dvd disk. I cant put any type of file on a dvd disk. It keeps saying it is a CD drive, not a DVD drive. please help.

  • josh10000 Nov 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with an IO magic DVD RW drive (external USB), using XP SP 3.

    I'm almost positive it's not a firmware problem (mine is up to date) or a software issue.

    Windows plays DVDs and CDs fine, and recognizes the drive as DVD RW right until I insert a blank DVD, at which point it appears as a CD drive in stead of DVD RW. Neither windows nor InfraRecorder can write to a blank DVD.

    I've had intermittent hanging problems with this drive on other XP computers and I'm guessing it's a Windows problem. Any help would be much appreciated.


  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    Same problem with dual NEC DVD RW burners on a Dell 4600i using XPsp3

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Well u need to check for the latest software available for your dvd drive try and find the latest software on net according to your company,and check wether the software ur using comaptible with ur windows

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