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dvd rw drives

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mrtime, Feb 4, 2013.

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  1. mrtime

    mrtime Thread Starter

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    my xp computer has two dvd rw burners, and they show up as dvd rws in my computer when there is no dvd in the drive, but when i was trying to burn some data to a blank dvd, the drive then showed up as "cd drive". When i pop the blank dvd out, it goes back to dvd rw
    can you help
     
  2. flavallee

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    As long as those optical drives are being detected and are working like they're supposed to, don't worry about the drives changing names when you insert or remove a disc.

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  3. mrtime

    mrtime Thread Starter

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    unfotunately my burning software does not recognise the dvd as a dvd
     
  4. flavallee

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    Make sure you select the correct optical drive in the burning software window, especially if one only burns CD's and doesn't burn DVD's.

    There's a difference between what DVD/CDRW and DVD+/-RW drives can do.

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