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XP Home showing DVD as CD

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bfjacobs, Jan 25, 2007.

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  1. bfjacobs

    bfjacobs Thread Starter

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    I'm running XP Home. When I put in a data dvd into the drive it is showing the drive in My Computer as a cd drive and will not read the data dvd.
    It is a Memorex DVD+-RAM 510L DVD drive.
    It is set to be the primary with my Sony CD/RW drive.

    Any ideas on why this is happening and what I need to do to fix it.
     
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    Howdy,

    Did it ever read this particular disk?

    Does it read other DVD disks like movies etc.?
     
  3. bfjacobs

    bfjacobs Thread Starter

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    Sometimes it will read a disk, movie, etc, and then the next time I try it, it won't read the same disk.
    Not sure why it's doing this. This is even a new DVD writer I just put in to replace the one that was doing the same thing so I do believe it's something in XP causing it, but not sure.
     
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