DVD drive recognized as CD drive only


M

Miles Emerson

Any suggestions on how to get XP to recognize my DVD drive as such. It only
sees it as CD drive and will not allow me to use blank DVD media as a result,
saying it is full or incompatible. The drive does, however, allow me to
access DVD discs. I find that curious.
This same drive works fine when booted into Vista. Need XP due to
driver/software issues with ATI HD card video capture and Vista. So, any
suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
Miles
 
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Singapore Computer Service

Hello,

XP does not support native DVD burning. That means you need to use a third
party utility to burn to DVD-R or DVD-RW

CDBurnerXP is a popular free burning software
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

More free burning software can be found here
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-cd-dvd-burning-software.htm

It is normal for XP to recognize DVD drives as simply 'CD Drive'
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T

Tom Willett

The drive could be bad.

: Any suggestions on how to get XP to recognize my DVD drive as such. It
only
: sees it as CD drive and will not allow me to use blank DVD media as a
result,
: saying it is full or incompatible. The drive does, however, allow me to
: access DVD discs. I find that curious.
: This same drive works fine when booted into Vista. Need XP due to
: driver/software issues with ATI HD card video capture and Vista. So, any
: suggestions?
: Thanks in advance,
: Miles
 
M

Miles Emerson

Thanks, guys. I do have one installed but haven't tried burning from it. I
appreciate the info.
Miles
 
V

VanguardLH

Singapore said:
...
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http://www.bootstrike.com/VHSVideoConvert/
Video Conversion VHS Video8 Hi8 Digital8 MiniDv NTSC PAL

Be leery of advice from a SPAMMER who has a different agenda than the
pretense of giving help. This one does knows how to put his spam in a
signature but refuses to do so because some newsreaders strip off the
signature. He wants to ensure you see his spam.
 
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B

Bill in Co.

But hasn't he posted any useful advice, though? (I haven't been following
all his posts, but thought he had in some instances).
 
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Tom Willett

Vanguard is just a pretentious, bitter old hooplehead. He's showing it more
and more everyday with his vicious bile.


: But hasn't he posted any useful advice, though? (I haven't been
following
: all his posts, but thought he had in some instances).
:
: VanguardLH wrote:
: > Singapore Computer Service wrote:
: >> ...
: >> __
: >> http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
: >> Singapore Computer Home Remote On-Site Repair Service
: >> http://www.bootstrike.com/VHSVideoConvert/
: >> Video Conversion VHS Video8 Hi8 Digital8 MiniDv NTSC PAL
: >
: > Be leery of advice from a SPAMMER who has a different agenda than the
: > pretense of giving help. This one does knows how to put his spam in a
: > signature but refuses to do so because some newsreaders strip off the
: > signature. He wants to ensure you see his spam.
:
:
 

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