dvd writer not recognised fully

  Dazza40 23:47 24 Sep 2005

I've just installed a Lite On 1693S DVD writer. In Device Manager is showing a DVD writer but in Explorer or my computer is showing as a CD drive.

Tried deleting drive and IDE controllers without success.

If dragging files in to drive on explorer then am asked for a CDRW to be unserted and won't recognise DVDRW disc. Running on XP.

Any ideas?


  woodchip 23:50 24 Sep 2005

XP Writer does not write DVD's. You have to use NERO full version to write DVD's not OEM

  woodchip 23:50 24 Sep 2005

PS NERO loads DVD drivers it will show as a CD drive untill you put something on Like Norton

  Dazza40 23:57 24 Sep 2005

Thanks ,
So It will only be recognised as a DVD burner by say using Nero to burn. The drag and drop function is only available then for CDRW's?

Can you clarify the last bit about Norton?

  woodchip 00:00 25 Sep 2005

My Mistake NERO. It loads DVD drivers for the writer. I am just about to go to bed.

  woodchip 00:03 25 Sep 2005

If this is the New computer Windows only loads basic drivers for CDRW when you install a DVDRW drive or CDRW

  Dazza40 00:05 25 Sep 2005

do I need additional drivers? If so can you suggest where from? Microsoft? Thanks

  woodchip 14:56 25 Sep 2005

No you do not need any other drivers, all you need is NERO. Or try it with a Free Program click here

  woodchip 14:57 25 Sep 2005

PS you cannot drag and drop. You have to use the Program

  Dazza40 19:45 25 Sep 2005

Thanks Woodchip, I have Nero 6 installed with the DVD writer. Am testing as we speak. Thanks for your help.

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