dvd r /rw being read as a dvd rom in device manage

  timmunch 00:07 03 Jan 2003
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  timmunch 00:07 03 Jan 2003

i was lucky enough to be given two cd drives with my sony vaio grx516mp and one was a dvd r/rw
but it is not reconised how can i use it on xp am i a driver down for it was made for the model up from mine please any ideas how i can use this?

  DieSse 00:23 03 Jan 2003

Device manager is a poor old thing that often doesn't know it's a... from it's elbow.

If it works OK for recording, it doesn't matter.

I'm not sure whether XP supports DVD R/RW as standard, but in any case you would want something better, such as Easy-Cd Creator.

  Why Am I Here? 00:28 03 Jan 2003

As XP doesn't support DVD writers don't be too worried - as DieSse says you need a program such as ECDC

  timmunch 00:30 03 Jan 2003

no its is not working its says its the cd does not support this drive

  DieSse 00:32 03 Jan 2003

What model DVD writer is it?

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