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problem Backing up files on xp


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I have windows xp home, and i am trying to back up some files on my system. I am using the windows xp backup utility,that i installed from the xp cd rom. the device that i am backing up to is my Liteon dvdrw shm-165h65 drive using a 4.7 gb dvd+r media disk. the files that i want to backup are 2.23 gb in size. The problem that I am having is that when i get to the part where i am supposed to select the location to back up to, the utility sees my dvd drive as a cd drive, and will not let me back up to iy. I get an error message.
I have tried using the browse button, but thats when the dvd drive shows as a cd drive. Does anyone know why this is happening? I thought that this dvd drive was compatable with all dvd media formats, but is it possible that the media is not being read properly. The dvd drive reads as a dvd ram drive untill i put the disk in, then it switches to a cd drive. I have used the dvd drive to burn dvds before, but when i try to backup files it wont do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Which writing software do you have?
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I am using the windows backup utility, but i have also tried to backup using Nero backitup from the startsmart program bundled with the dvd drive.
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If they are files such as images, documents or downloaded files, you can use start smart, make data DVD

Tick multi session, allow files to be added

Burn the files

If you subsequently need to burn from the same folder(s) it will automatically update the disc and only include any additional files

You can also add any other files or folders you like
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Just to clarify: Windows cannot write to DVDs on its own, just CDs. If you're using the Windows backup utility, it only knows how to write to a CD, not a DVD.
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It may be that my system is magical, but I can write files to my DVD recorder from XP...don't know, how, expect it is there somewhere...
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