I have installed a new DVD-RW that shows up in device mangager as the proper device. The drive works fine in all respects except that of a DVD burner.
In "My computer" it's decscription with no disc in the drive is "DVD-RW Drive". As soon as a blank DVD (either + or -) is inserted, the description changes to "CD Drive".
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Re: DVD-RW Name Changes When Blank DVD Inserted
P3, Did you try burning the DVD and it failed? You should try upgrading the firmware on DVD drive.
Or, your just interested why Windows is calling your expensive DVD burner a measley CD Drive? Your Burner is an all-in-one.(I think) It plays(and burns) cd's and dvd's. Whatever program you use to burn has not informed Windows of its true intentions yet...Which is to burn a dvd or a cd. It doesn't know what you are burning until something tells it to.
Let me know what happens.
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Please reinstall the drivers for the both of the problems,if you dont have any cd then plz visit the manufacture website and download the drivers, after installing the problem is not solved then plz try with another drive,if the problem persist then try by reinstalling the OS
Try this. When you go into device manager you see at the very top, Your computer/User name.
Right click - Scan for hardware changes. I hope this works for you.
This should find any hardware that has been recently inserted into your computer.
Dear Friend, You can try this method, firstly u will do right click on my computer at desktop. here is method for doing this thing: right click on computer------->properties-------->hardware-------->device
manager------>right click on your burner
GO back to the device managger window, click 0n "action" and then on
"Scan for hardware changes".
The OS should find your burner and install back its drivers properly. right click my .
GO back to the device manager window, click 0n "any drive" and then u will see a option on the bar at above "Scan for hardware changes". then click on "Scan for hardware changes",
The OS should find your burner and install back its drivers properly. but if your internet is connected then it is very good. Then u will latest drivers & internet search & update the firmware also.
for any type of drivers u can check this website also: http://www.softpedia.com/ , here u will get any type of softwares @ totally free, you have no need to pay any thing.
This is a now issue with XP when you install a DVD/CD-it doesn't always happen but when it does there is nothing that can be done about it-I went as high as tier 3 support at MS and tried regediting, mapping, even a complete reinstall-nothing helped-untill I bought a cheep CD RW and installed it as anotuerh dirve. Then I had a DVD RW, and a CD RW. Problem solved