DVD burner gone strange


S

Steve

Hi:

I'm running windows XP on a dell inspiron 710 M laptop.

All windows updates are current.

I've been burning DVDs on the laptop with no problem.....but suddenly the
DVD RW drive, when a blank DVD - R is inserted, changes its icon in "my
computer" to "CD" drive from "DVD RW" drive and flatly refuses to recognize
the disc.

I've updated, flashed, cursed at and magically gestured over the thing, but
to no avail.

I hooked up my good, dependable LG DVD burner (USB) and confidently slipped
in a DVD only to find the same behavior......icon changes and disks are
ignored.

I have tried uninstalling the drive in device manager so the drivers would
reload, but the problem remains.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-Steve
 
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J

Jay Moore

I've had the same problem with cd-drives in xp all the way up to
windows 7 beta.

The drive, if it appears, works fine till a disc is ejected, then it's
gone.

Never had anyone ever attempt to help me solve this, however, I
discovered that if I went in to device manager and told it to scan for
hardware changes...generally brought it back for a while.

Not running xp anymore, got no comment on that script.
 
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S

smlunatick

Hi:

I'm running windows XP on a dell inspiron 710 M laptop.

All windows updates are current.

I've been burning DVDs on the laptop with no problem.....but suddenly the
DVD RW drive, when a blank DVD - R is inserted, changes its icon in "my
computer" to "CD" drive from "DVD RW" drive and flatly refuses to recognize
the disc.

I've updated, flashed, cursed at and magically gestured over the thing, but
to no avail.

I hooked up my good, dependable LG DVD burner (USB) and confidently slipped
in a DVD only to find the same behavior......icon changes and disks are
ignored.

I have tried uninstalling the drive in device manager so the drivers would
reload, but the problem remains.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-Steve

What DVD burning software are / have you been using? XP will / can
not use DVD-R media directly.
 

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