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DVD no longer seen by windows XP


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after a fresh XP load a few months ago, I have been doing all updates.
sometime in the last month, I go a update the made my DVD writer stop working, it shuts down after about 80 % of a burn.
I went to the Microsoft FixIt and it loaded a bunch of stuff on my machine and then said the DVD rom would not write and it was broke, I needed to get a new one.
I have a brand new one and it says the same thing. it's unable of writing and I should get a new one.

I found a post by microsoft that told me to delete filters in the registry and I did. now it says the DVD Roms are CD roms and it wont let me try and burn.

I know the DVD roms were working because I burnt a DVD in between these updates after several tries. at first I thought I had bad discs but I know now that is not the problem.

Should I f disk and start over. or can I delete all the service packs and updates? or can I try a system restore that never seems to work.

let me know what you need to know to help me.

thanks

DS
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my system....it is what it is. sigh
hp dvd writer 840x
lite-on dvdrw shw 160p6s

windows XP
professional
version 2002
service pack 3
AMD athlon 64 processor
3500+
2.2 GHz 448 MB of RAM

Microsoft net framework 1.1
'' '' '' 2.0 service pack 2
'' '' '' 3.0 service pack 2
'' '' '' 3.5 sp1
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OK, thanks for all the help. :)
I guess I must have placed this in the wrong section of something.
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