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DVD -/+ RW not reading blank DVD's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jimmyh18, Apr 6, 2008.

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  1. jimmyh18

    jimmyh18 Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,

    Ok here's the issue i have the Samsung SH182M using AVS video Tools 5 along with Nero 7 every now and again with an O/s of XP SP2 pro. The issue that has a risen is that my Samsung Drive will not read blank DVD's of any format and purely reads them as blank cd's. I have tried every available combination which is supported by the drive, so R -/+ RW -/+.

    When i put a blank DVD in my autoplay comes up with the blank CD options. SO i check the drive and i get Blank Cd with no space to burn on, and yes they were DVD's. Now i've been through the usual steps of reinstalling/updating drivers/ Firmware. I switched the burner from master to slave with my DVD reader as Master no luck.. So i thought ok its the drive i borrowed another DVD writer of a friend and had the same problem with his drive in my computer. My drive in his computer on the other hand worker a treat. What am i doing wrong, have i missed, what further info do you require. Oh prior to the disk going in on my computer the Drive reads DVD - RAM then with the disk in it reads CD drive. Any help would be great i can't think of anything else.

    Thanks

    Jimmyh18
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Have you tried burning a DVD?
     
  3. jimmyh18

    jimmyh18 Thread Starter

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    Yes i've tried but Both AVS and Nero tell me that there is not enough space on the disk. I've also tried an external RW but that too shows blank DVD's as CD's.
     
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