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dvd burning and firmware upgrade

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by WhenToastersFly, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. WhenToastersFly

    WhenToastersFly Thread Starter

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    I recently updated the firmware of my DVD/RW combo drive from the Dell website. Since then, I have had problems burning blank DVD media.

    When I insert a blank DVD-R in windows the drive turns into "CD Drive".

    Image burning software behaves in different ways, some see the D drive as "not accessible"; one will read the media as a DVD-R with "4488.06 MB free" but confusingly call it a CDROM project with 700 MB free; a final will go through the entire burning process of data, claim it was successful but upon opening/re-closing of the drive or examination of under the disc it is apparent no successful burning occurred at all and the disc is indeed -- still blank.

    The drive can read and play DVD movies, previously-burned DVD data, music CDs etc.

    Any ideas?

    EDIT: This is a software not a hardware problem. DVDs burn fine in linux and can be read on both operating systems. Hmm.
     
  2. leroys1000

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    What burning software are you using?
    Sounds like you have a CD project selected in the software options
    rather than a DVD project.
     
  3. RootbeaR

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    Have you tried updating driver since firmware update?
     
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