DVD drive switches to CD and w not use BlankDVD

  Joncc2 08:39 27 Aug 2006

Brand new computer,
will read recorded DVD but when
blank DVD media is inserted for burning drive switches to CD mode and and will not recognise blank DVD


  Graham. 08:53 27 Aug 2006

What burning software are you using?

  Joncc2 09:14 27 Aug 2006

Cyberlink Power Director
no other burning software installed

  skidzy 09:24 27 Aug 2006

John ..Not sure if this will help,but worth a try.

Start/My Computer/Right Click the dvd drive/Properties/Recording/Tick enable cd recording.

I am assuming you have xp and the dvd drive is a combo.

Though i would suggest the problem lies with the burning software.If the above does not work,try a reinstallation of Cyberlink and make this your default player.
Hope this helps.

  BRYNIT 10:06 27 Aug 2006

Have you tried using Power director to burn anything to a DVD disk?.

If you have just put a Blank DVD disk in the drive and looking at the drive in my computer it will show as a CD Drive as it cannot read the disk.

  Graham. 12:19 27 Aug 2006

XP will call a DVD a CD.

  Joncc2 17:37 27 Aug 2006

I installed some new burner software (roxio creator) and succesfully burnt a dvd , so it looks like i have a software problem.
many thanks for all your help


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