DVD seen as CD-R


D

David

I updated XP Home on a laptop SP2 a while ago. Now, on a 10 week trip
around SE Asia I've discovered that my external Pioneer DVD burner is
seen as a CD-R . I should have checked before I left because on my
desktop machine at home both the CD & DVD burners were seen as CD-R's
after installing SP2. I didn't have time to sort it out before I left
but I gather that there is a registry key which determines whether a
drive is seen as recordable. Can someone point me to the relevamt
keys? Also is there a key that specifies that a drive is a CD or a
DVD?

Thanks,

David
 
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M

mikey

make sure you are inserting a blank. a friend recently discovered, inserting a previousely recorded disc changed the drive type.



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I updated XP Home on a laptop SP2 a while ago. Now, on a 10 week trip
around SE Asia I've discovered that my external Pioneer DVD burner is
seen as a CD-R . I should have checked before I left because on my
desktop machine at home both the CD & DVD burners were seen as CD-R's
after installing SP2. I didn't have time to sort it out before I left
but I gather that there is a registry key which determines whether a
drive is seen as recordable. Can someone point me to the relevamt
keys? Also is there a key that specifies that a drive is a CD or a
DVD?

Thanks,

David
 
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D

David

make sure you are inserting a blank. a friend recently discovered, =
inserting a previousely recorded disc changed the drive type.


I updated XP Home on a laptop SP2 a while ago. Now, on a 10 week trip
around SE Asia I've discovered that my external Pioneer DVD burner is
seen as a CD-R . I should have checked before I left because on my
desktop machine at home both the CD & DVD burners were seen as CD-R's
after installing SP2. I didn't have time to sort it out before I left
but I gather that there is a registry key which determines whether a
drive is seen as recordable. Can someone point me to the relevamt
keys? Also is there a key that specifies that a drive is a CD or a
DVD?

Sorry about the delay in getting back, more problems. Can't find my
post in Forte Agent, don't know why, and the local pages of Google
were in Indonesian and I couldn't get the English version. Anyway, yes
the disks are new. The burn stops with no warning at 33% and the disks
do seem to be burned about 1/3 of the way through.

I have a load of MiniDV tape to burn to disk. Still no progress. Any
one have any other suggestions?

David
 

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