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i have a pioneer 109 dvd burner. the problem is that if i put a dvd r disc into the drive it states that it is a cd not a dvd. it seems to work ok with a dvd rw discs and a cd disc also anything that has been prerecorded is ok, only the dvd r is a problem.
 

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Are these DVD-R or DVD+R discs and have they ever worked? You may want to try another brand or update the firmware of the drive to add new media support: http://www.pioneer.co.uk/uk/content/support/support/software.html#fdvdwriter

Also what software are you using? The built in Windows burning capability doesn't always work 100% and doesn't always support all drives. You may want to use the software that came with the drive or something like Nero or Roxio.

You could even try going to Device Manager and uninstalling the drive, when you reboot it will reinstall automatically and sometimes thats enough to resolve an issue.
 

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i have burnt discs in the past without any problems, unfortunately the discs i used dont have anything written on them so i dont know if they were + or - DVD R .the discs i have tried to use at the moment are DVD+R and these are the ones that come up cd when put in the burner. i have updated the firmware and i use nero for burning. i tried uninstalling the drive and rebooting but this didnt resolve the issue. i will try and get some DVD-R discs and see if they are recognised by burner.
 

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i purchased some DVD-R discs today and they have the same issue as the DVD+R discs
 

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Could be that the drive is starting to go, one of my LG's at work went this way. I did try it in another computer and it had problems there too. You could try the drive in another computer to verify if its a software or hardware issue.
 
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