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hello everyone.

I have a custom-made PC Windows XP Pro SP two speed 2500 hdd #1, 80 gig

This machine is clean:

The problem I am having is brand new I have never seen it before. And the tech people I know are
baffled. Maybe someone here can help.
I have a Liteon dvd rw and cd rw combo.everything works fine, I can play DVDs I have been using this rom for several months. In "my computer" Windows recognizes the drive as DVD rw drive F.however when I put in a BLANK DVD disc Windows changes the designation of the drive to cd drive f.this applies to any blank DVD disc I insert. At this point, Windows no longer recognizes the DVD and I cannot download anything to the DVD from my PC via Windows.

I have Nerorom burning and use it to burn DVDs with. And I don't have any trouble with that.why do I need to use Nero on all my burning applications even if I want to save something from my PC? When I first installed the liteon DVD RW Windows recognized it and I could at that time burn to it, any of the information that I wanted that was on my PC , for instance a full backup of my system.I even tried formatting the DVD, but to no avail.(used Nero for this).

So I guess the question is why is Windows changing the designation of my DVD rom to cd and preventing me from writing to my DVD-ROM.

Thank you: CLKP
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I would stick with Nero anyway as when you insert a multi-session DVDR data disc it automatically adds the new files in a folder to the existing folder on the disc

Most will change from showing DVDRW Drive to MY Disc etc, but it should not stop you using the DVD Writer
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Are you sure it's not the media you're using?...Sounds like windows is thinking you've inserted a CD instead of a DVD disc. I'm sure the device can write to both...most can..Maybe try a different brand of DVD disc.

Food for thought
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hello again:

I really appreciate your effort and I have to tell you I am such a dummy. I made such a rookie mistake.

I'm trying to make Windows do something that is not designed to do on its own. That's why I need the software Nero. Sheesh.......

In the future, when the new OS comes out from Microsoft ( I think it's going to be called VISTA.) that platform will allow Windows to burn directly to a DVD as it does to a cd without having to resort to some other software such as Nero.

Anyways thanks again.

CLKP
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