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DVD-RW won't recognize blank DVDs

by Psynikal / January 12, 2009 12:15 PM PST

I have a _NEC DVD_RW ND-2510A that has started acting up.

When I insert blank DVD into it, it says that it is a blank CD instead. I have used discs out of the same stack plenty of times before but previously I had used Nero to do it. I have since uninstalled Nero (several months ago) and now it won't work.

I have tried uninstalling the drive and restarting. I have also removed the UpperFilters' and LowerFilters' Value Data in the registry (although I did leave the entries) and restarting. Then tried uninstalling and restarting again.

I'm not using any other programs besides Windows to write the disc I'm just dragging and dropping about 2gigs on to the writable folder.

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Windows XP can't write to DVDs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2009 4:11 PM PST

Without additional software. So what you are asking about and finding is completely true and to be expected.

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Ugh
by Psynikal / January 12, 2009 4:18 PM PST

I'm not sure if I'm more relieved that my drive isn't messed up or more angry that that is true.
I mean seriously?

Well I appreciate the answer either way, thanks.

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"I'm not using any other programs besides Windows"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 12, 2009 4:27 PM PST
In reply to: Ugh

Since Windows XP does not have support to write to DVD, nothing is wrong here.

-> A lesson many learn later is to not rely or use drag to disk software. You are free to learn this on on your own.

Again, nothing busted here. Just someone didn't tell you what XP can and can't do.
Bob

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PS. I was thinking that maybe, possibly you are using
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 13, 2009 12:40 AM PST

-> Explorer.

Let's not trust EXPLORER to show what a CD,DVD is or such. Even the device manager may get this wrong.

Let's use software like CDBURNERXP and use it's media info button to see what this blank is.
Bob

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Tried Using The Free Burning Software Here..?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 13, 2009 12:36 AM PST
In reply to: Ugh
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