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My xp computer will not recognize the dvdrw. under hardware devices it shows the driver but with a yellow tab. the device is a liteon dvdrw 160p6s. liteon says in docs that it uses pnp service and not drivers. i dont know what service would run as driver. under driver it uses microsoft driver ver 5.1.2535.0 under my computer it is not recognized. please give me a few clues. could some registry errors cause this? sincerely, alden

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There are 2 types of dvd-rw discs, dvd+rw and dvd-rw. Some drives, especially older ones (since you are using XP) only support certain types. I run XP as well and many DVD+RW discs do not work for me. If this is the case, drivers arent your issue, its simply a hardware flaw. I would try experimenting with a different format, whether its + or - (plus or minus)

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