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DVD-RW not recognising blank disk

Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D This drive can read & write CDs and it will play DVDs, but will not recognize a blank DVD in the drive. I have updated, uninstalled, reinstalled, and rolled over the driver. I have used a DVD Identifier which recognizes there is a blank disk in the drive. It will prompt me to use a program on plug-n-play. I have tried both DVD-/+R. XP and my Roxio CD DVD creator do not recognize that there is a blank disk in the drive. What can I do next??? my driver(TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E) can read blank cd but cannot read a blank dvd........what should i do.... please help me

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Did you try a DVD firmware update? Some dvds need new firmware to reconize some DVDs

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