DVD-RAM Drive Displays As CD Drive In My Computer


D

DaffyD®

When I insert a blank DVD into the drive, the icon changes from DVD-RAM
Drive to CD Drive and a windows opens up asking what I
would like to do with the CD. After I eject the blank DVD, the icon
returns to displaying DVD-RAM Drive. However, when I insert a DVD
video into the drive, it will be recognized as such. A DVD data
disc is correctly displayed as DVD ROM. The drive reads any disk I
insert, and the drive is also recognized by most of my DVD burning
software. I've also updated to the latest firmware for the drive.
I've checked online and this problem seems to have existed for
years with Windows XP.
The question is, why does the icon change to CD Drive when I insert a blank
DVD disc and then only give me options for working with a CD?

Make: LG; Model: GH22LP20. Their website was no help at all; I'm also
waiting for a response from their customer service dept. I didn't specify my
hardware because this situation has also occurred with HP, Pioneer and other
manufacturers over the past few years. I think it's an XP issue, not
hardware-based. I asked this question in another newsgroup but didn't get a
solution there.



__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4845 (20100207) __________

The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

http://www.eset.com
 
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DaffyD®

So this is "normal" behaviour for XP?

peter said:
Because XP cannot write to a DVD.........and you inserted a blank DVD.
peter

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or disruptive,please ignore it.
If you dont know how to ignore a posting complain
to me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate :)



__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
signature database 4846 (20100208) __________

The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

http://www.eset.com



__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4846 (20100208) __________

The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

http://www.eset.com
 
V

VanguardLH

DaffyD said:
So this is "normal" behaviour for XP?

You will have to get burning software. Some is free, like Ashampoo 2010,
Nero 9 Lite, and CDburnerXP Pro.
__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4846 (20100208) __________

The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

http://www.eset.com

Stop spamming the newsgroups. All it does it tack on superfluous text and
makes you look foolish as though anyone is going to believe a post is clean
because it says it is. It makes you their spamming affiliate. This isn't
even a signature (there is no "-- \n" sigdash delimiter) so the spam is
inside the body of your post. Turn the option off to spamify your posts.
 
S

sgopus

follow the messages, I believe his spamming the newsgroups was directed
toward peter.
 
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Shenan Stanley

DaffyD® said:
When I insert a blank DVD into the drive, the icon changes from
DVD-RAM Drive to CD Drive and a windows opens up asking what
I would like to do with the CD. After I eject the blank DVD, the icon
returns to displaying DVD-RAM Drive. However, when I insert a DVD
video into the drive, it will be recognized as such. A DVD data
disc is correctly displayed as DVD ROM. The drive reads any disk I
insert, and the drive is also recognized by most of my DVD burning
software. I've also updated to the latest firmware for the drive.
I've checked online and this problem seems to have existed for
years with Windows XP.

The question is, why does the icon change to CD Drive when I insert
a blank DVD disc and then only give me options for working with a
CD?

Make: LG; Model: GH22LP20. Their website was no help at all; I'm
also waiting for a response from their customer service dept. I
didn't specify my hardware because this situation has also occurred
with HP, Pioneer and other manufacturers over the past few years.
I think it's an XP issue, not hardware-based. I asked this question
in another newsgroup but didn't get a solution there.

Windows XP never supported burning to DVD +/- R/RW media, only CD.
Therefore - what you are seeing may be a normal consequence of this
fact. For DVD +/- R/RW authoring in Windows XP you have always
needed (and will always likely need) third party software.

Since you do have a DVD-RAM drive (for reasons only you know) I feel
obliged to ask what happens when you insert a DVD-RAM disc for writing?

In any case - this is a quirk caused by the lack of support (which is likely
to continue for Windows XP as it is a dead OS for all intents and purposes
of support and future development beyond security patches) for
DVD +/- R/RW burning.

DVD-RAM, however, was strangely supported... Thus my query about what
happens when you insert a DVD-RAM disc? Although the original list of
actually supported drives does not include yours. ;-)

Windows XP supports the DVD-RAM file systems
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283588

And, in some part:
http://www.mytechguide.com/26/using-dvd-ram-disc-under-windows-xp/

And the problem you describe is not, by any means, new (Google - it works):
http://club.myce.com/f61/dvd-rw-drives-show-up-cd-r-drives-upon-disc-insertion-200821/
 
P

peter

excuse me .
..I have a signature not a spam message repeated 4 times at the end of the post
about eset nod.32 Antivirus
with a website link
peter
 
S

Shenan Stanley

<snipped>
<entire conversation>
http://groups.google.com/group/micr....hardware/browse_frm/thread/5819077c7044fc6a/
</entire conversation>



DaffyD® said:
Are you directing the comment about spamming newsgroups to me?
follow the messages, I believe his spamming the newsgroups was
directed toward peter.
excuse me .
.I have a signature not a spam message repeated 4 times at the end
of the post about eset nod.32 Antivirus
with a website link

You guys... *grin*

It's very simple, follow the trail.

The accusation of SPAM was made by VanguardLH towards the original poster
(DaffyD®) because of their lack of removing the outgoing eSet NOD32
signature additive:

"__________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
signature database 4845 (20100207) __________
The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
http://www.eset.com"

Which got added every time DaffyD® responded (excluding the last, guessing
they understood the accusation and were asking rhetorically) in addition to
it having been there from the beginning because of the lack of a
recognized/common signature delimiter.

It's one of those annoying defaults most who utilize their purchased
products actively tend to remove rather quickly. ;-)
 
V

VanguardLH

DaffyD® said:
Are you directing the comment about spamming newsgroups to me?

Yep. And now I see you did not append the "ESET NOD32 Antivirus" spam in
your post.
 
V

VanguardLH

sgopus said:
follow the messages, I believe his spamming the newsgroups was directed
toward peter.

Nope. Daffy configured (which is probably the default) his anti-virus
software to append its pseudo-signature (because it isn't a real signature
due to the absence of a sigdash line). No one cares what AV program he
uses. No one is going to believe a post is uninfected because it says so.
Users of AV products that insert this promotional crap in newsgroup posts
(and also in outbound e-mails) are acting as spamming affiliates for those
programs. All it really does is make the sender/poster look foolish.
 
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VanguardLH

peter said:
excuse me .
.I have a signature not a spam message repeated 4 times at the end of the post
about eset nod.32 Antivirus
with a website link
peter

Except you place your signature at the wrong location. Signatures ALWAYS go
at the bottom of your post regardless of whether you like to top- or bottom-
post. There is only the start-of-signature delimiter line ("-- \n") aka
sigdash line. There is no end-of-signature delimiter. That means
EVERYTHING after the sigdash becomes part of your *signature*. Even many
MVPs can't seem to figure out this simple logic in how signatures work.
Typically those that place the signature at the top (after their top-posted
addition) are using OE which, in the past, improperly positioned the sigdash
line (after they got around to creating a valid one) after the top-posted
content rather than at the bottom.

This is not a "OE is a bad newsreader" argument. It takes but 2 brain cells
to cogitate on the use of the sigstart delimiter and realizing there is no
matching sigend delimiter to realize that everything past the sigstart line
is, gee, all part of a signature. As of SP-2 for Windows XP, a registry
edit became available for OE where the user can specify whether to top- or
bottom-post and to place the signature at the end. Rare few users ever
bothered to read the release notes for SP-2.

Service Pack 2 for Windows XP introduced registry settings where you can
decide if OE defaults to top- or bottom-posting style and also to where the
signature gets placed (which should ALWAYS be at the end regardless of top-
or bottom-posting style because there is only the start-of-sig delimiter and
no end-of-sig delimiter).

From KB 886340:
"List of Outlook Express fixes that are in Windows XP Service Pack 2 and
in Windows XP PC Tablet Edition 2005"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886340

However, these settings apply to BOTH e-mails and newsgroup posts. OE does
not afford separate style controls for e-mail versus newsgroups regarding
bottom/top posting and sig position. That is why some users that know about
the registry hacks don't use them. They may want to bottom-post for their
newsgroup posts but continue to top-post for their e-mail replies. Since
they use e-mail more often than visit newsgroups, they leave OE configured
to top-post and then choose whether or not to simply reposition the insert
cursor when they begin editing their reply post. However, the signature
should still go at the bottom even for e-mails and it is a separate option.

Top-posting is a style choice but most OE users didn't make a choice. They
just use what the client defaults to using. Even if you like top-posting,
that doesn't preclude you from properly placing your signature at the end;
however, again due to lazy users, most don't know about the option and many
that do simply refuse to enable it. They're too lazy to find out, they're
too lazy to change, they're too lazy (or scared) to make the registry edits.
Users are not alone in being lazy. Many MVPs don't bother to properly
position their signature, too.

In your case, everything past:
 
D

DaffyD®

This is a non-issue which I will no longer address. Besides, I'm no longer
using NOD32.
 
D

DaffyD®

For some reason, after I installed the LG drive, it appeared in My Computer
as DVD-RAM Drive. And now, ever since I installed a new antivirus program, I
no longer see the change to CD Drive--it remains DVD-RAM Drive when I insert
a blank DVD or CD disk. Maybe a Windows Update fixed it or perhaps I fixed
the registry somehow. But the problem is solved.
 
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VanguardLH

DaffyD® said:
This is a non-issue which I will no longer address. Besides, I'm no longer
using NOD32.

Hopefully you are still using some anti-virus/malware program to protect
your host. The point was to merely and very easily configure the anti-virus
program to stop spamifying your posts (by NOT appending its non-signature
into the body of your post). NOD32 isn't the only AV program that has this
feature that cajoles it users into becoming spamming affiliates. Avast that
I use also has this "feature" which is not only spamming but makes the
poster look stupid by pretending the added text would in any way guarantee
the post was malware-free.

It wasn't necessary to stop using NOD32. Scanning your inbound NNTP posts
might have some value *if* you frequent the binary groups. But scanning
outbound posts and/or spammifying those outbound posts with their
advertisement is so ridiculous and amateurish.

On reflection, I should've probably added "OT:" to the Subject header in
this subthread.
 

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