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My Sony DVD / Cd Rewritable drive has the following problem. It reads both writable & rewritable CDs It reads & writes rewritable CDs It doesn't allow multiple sessions on a writable CD though the option is checked When a writable CD is inserted it doesn't work on either Nero or XP wizard. A message crops up " The CD is not writable, insert a rewritbale CD"

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Only if you are running twoi different software it will

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Multi-session options are usually reserved/possible for re-writable discs only, not ordinary writeable discs.

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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.
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