Problem with DVD RW

  DavidCap 19:48 19 May 2007

Hi All,

I have a DVD RW drive that is supposed to be able to read and write to -/+ DVD RW disc but unforunately i can't get the drive to read or write to either of these discs.

The drive can read and write to CD RW and play DVD movies.

Does anybody have any suggestions?



  [email protected] 19:59 19 May 2007

check youve got the latest firmware for your drive

  DavidCap 20:00 19 May 2007

Hi The Raven,

what's firmware and where can i get it from?


  Totally-braindead 20:00 19 May 2007

Could you tell me the make and model number of your drive, just in case its a CD writer DVDROM combo drive? Cos these drives can read DVDs and CDs but can only write to CDs not DVDs.

  [email protected] 20:03 19 May 2007

if its a dvdrw not a combo from your drives manufacturers website or somewhere like softpedia if you post the model back someone will find it for you

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:07 19 May 2007

First uninstall and reinstall in device manager

  DavidCap 20:08 19 May 2007


This i believe is the drive i have.



  DavidCap 20:10 19 May 2007

Fruit Bat /\0/\,

Where do i find the device manager?


  [email protected] 20:13 19 May 2007

click here
if you need it

  Totally-braindead 20:19 19 May 2007

My appologies it is a DVD writer and is meant to do DVDRW disks click here
Have you used these disks before as some DVD and CD writers are a bit touchy about what disk they will work on.
I can't advise about that, I'll let the others do it as I personally don't use RW disks at all. I find them too unreliable and considering the price of normal CDs and DVDs I don't think its worth the hassle.

  mymate 20:20 19 May 2007

1.Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
2.On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
Then uninstall your Dvd/CD rom drives ,right click then uninstall.Shut computer down, then start up and Windows will re-install the drivers for your dvd/cd drives
That how i do it .

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