(a program such as Nero or K3b or drag and drop via InCD or other packet writing software) and you don't mention whether the OS is XP Home, Pro, Linux, DOS, Zenix, OS X, BeOS, or what.
You also don't make clear whether the burning and reading is happening on the same PC or different PCs.
You also haven't mentioned whether the drives D: and E: that you mention are both CD/DVD drives or if one is possibly CD only (which we could ascertain if we knew what the drives actually are.
Immediately above where you typed your Subject title there is a note in RED TEXT that says:
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The specifics mentioned in that note would include make and model of the drives. You have to help us help you.
I have no problems with a CD but nothing shows on
a DVD although I know there are files there and
it reads just fine on another laptop.
I can burn the DVD with no trouble. Just can't read it after.
Both drives D and E are visible.
The only difference is in the properties...in the Drive E there is no recording option after sharing
eg general, autoplay hardware(all working oK) sharing recording
Any suggestions gratefully received