I have a fairly old emachine 5260 running Windows XP. On the tower above the disc drive it states that it recognises CD RW, DVD+RW and DVD R/RW. I loaded a Verbatim DVD+RW but it does not recognise it. I have tried uninstalling the drivers and rebooting, deleting the Upper Filters and Lower Filters from the relevant registry key but still the same. Also when I open the drive on my computer it shows as DVD-RW Drive (E) CD Drive.Any help greatly appreciated.
"it shows as DVD-RW Drive (E) CD Drive" That's normal for empty drive to be listed like that in Windows Explorer righthand pane. (At least that's how mine is listed anyway and doesn't make any diff to way I use the drive)
Are these completely blank new DVD+RW DVD's? Does your burning program recognise the DVD+RW blank DVD?
**What burning program are you using?** if any?
or is the problem that there is data already written to the DVD+RW and drive is not recognising that there is a DVD loaded?
Sorry lotvic should have mentioned there is data on the disc which I am trying to download. Strange thing is when I get the disc image up it shows the disc as being full yet doesn't show what files are on it.
Fruit Bat: Tried another DVD same result. Noticed something though. When I opened "My Computer" the drive was shown as "CD Drive". As I say same result. Properties showed a full disc but no contents. When I removed the disc and closed the drive it now shows as "DVD-RW Drive". Don't know if that has any bearing on the problem.