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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

    Jan 15, 2009
    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

    leroys1000 Banned

    Aug 15, 2007
    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


    Dec 8, 2006
    Have you tried updating driver since firmware update?
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