DVD RW Drive will not recognize DVD, reads and writes cds normaly.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Grambler, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Grambler

    Grambler Guest

    I have a DVD ROM and a DVD-RW, when I insert a DVD into the drive it will not
    read it and the icon in the My Computer screen changes from its proper icon
    to "CD drive". As I said the drives will read and write cds without any
    Grambler, Nov 8, 2005
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  2. Is the DVD disk recognized in either drive? I would have said that the DVD
    laser has died (it uses a different laser from the CD)... but if both drives
    are having problems......
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Nov 8, 2005
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  3. Grambler

    Toughskinn Guest

    I have the exact same problem, but in reverse. I have dual-drive system,
    DVD-RW & DVD-ROM. My DVD-RW will recognize & read/write to DVD+R or DVD+RW,
    but will not recognize or read/write to a CD-RW or CD-R. I really don't think
    my issue is dead laser (my PC is less than a month in service). What could
    the problem b?
    Toughskinn, Nov 9, 2005
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