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Computer will not recognise my cdrw


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I have just installed an new CD RW Phillips PCRW5224K/00 I running Windows ME
Nero or Kodak will not recognise the drive.
Is there anything you can suggest please.
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Is this drive installed on the same cable as any other drives? Did you correctly configure the Master/Slave settings?
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Yes it installed on the same ribbon as my other CDrom which is the master my cdrw is the slave the cdrw operates correctly as a cdrom but is not recognised as a
recording device
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Is it identified correctly in the device manager? (Start -> Run, type devmgmt.msc, click okay)
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Thanks for trying
I typed as you suggested but got an error message saying windows could not find
the file devmgmt.msc.
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Sorry that was a shortcut for Windows 2000/XP.

To open the device manager in Windows ME, right-click My Computer, click Properties, and then click the Device Manager tab.

Or, open Control Panel, double-click the System icon, and then click the Device Manager tab.
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Ok thanks
It say's that it is a CDD7052
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Everything seems to be installed and recognized correctly. It must a Windows problem.

First try this:
Make sure that the CD-R drive or the CD-RW drive is recognized as a recordable drive, make sure that the Recording tab appears in the CD drive properties:
Click Start, and then click My Computer.
Right-click the CD-R drive or the CD-RW drive, click Properties, and then look for the Recording tab.

If you don't see the recording tab, try this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article and see if it helps:
CD-R Drive or CD-RW Drive Is Not Recognized As a Recordable Device
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Thanks
Looked good but the site applied to XP and my system is ME .
Whent searching but could not find a similar site for ME.
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I didn't notice it was for XP. <_<

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling all your burning software? Actually, I would probably just choose one to reinstall.
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I have tried changing the software and since writing last I have borrowed a CDRW from a friend and LG the computer recognises it as a cdrw and Kodak will write to it Nero recognises it but will not write to it as it was not the cd drive it came with.
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Have you checked the mfg site? Is there a firmware update available for your CD-RW?
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Yes there is a firmware upgrade but I don't know what to do with it. When I try to fire it up it say's unable to flash
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