DVD showing as CD in win xp

  karmgord 11:25 07 Feb 2010

I have two dvd writers,one internal IDE and an external firewire/usb. Both work fine under Win98se (I have a dual boot win98se/win XP Pro system)But despite showing as DVD writers in the hardware profile and my computer ,as soon as you put a blank DVD or DVD-RW of either + or - my computer shows as a CD and properties shows a blue Full pie chart.
I have searched google and solutions I have tried is to remove and reinstall the writers,and check imati burning is enabled in services.
i have yet to remove the upper & lower filters in the registery
Has anyone got the solution, as looking on google it seems a very common problem

  karmgord 11:34 07 Feb 2010

BTW it has worked in the past and the external drive works with my xp pro system laptop

  eedcam 11:54 07 Feb 2010

Why worry mine does the same but have no problem burning as any decent software which of course Excludes Windows .Will work fine

  karmgord 13:39 07 Feb 2010

problem is ashampoo 2010 cover disc freebie wont work

  eedcam 16:41 07 Feb 2010

I did say any decent software Ahem! but you said Blank dvd's showed as cd

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