New DVD-RW drive acts like CD-RW

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My old CD-RW drive used to be D:. After install of new Plextor PX-716 DVD,
DVD shows as D: and CD-RW shows as E: in My Computer. Retrospect won't
recognize DVD drive unless I put a CD in it. DVD jumper is set as master at
end of secondary IDE port cable. CD drive is jumpered as slave on middle IDE
connector. Using new 80 wire cable that came with drive. Running XP SP1 on
Intel 845PESV board.

BTW without media in DVD, My Computer window shows DVD-RW Drive (D:) If I
put in a blank DVD+R, it changes to CD Drive (D:)

Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary port?

Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Visit the Retrospect site for the latest upgrade.

    Retrospect has to configure a dvd-rw drive to write to dvd's. This should
    also be on the Dantz website.

    --
    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    "likes_dals" <likes_dals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2E1AF996-CB71-42E3-8609-673F91796103@microsoft.com...
    > My old CD-RW drive used to be D:. After install of new Plextor PX-716
    > DVD,
    > DVD shows as D: and CD-RW shows as E: in My Computer. Retrospect won't
    > recognize DVD drive unless I put a CD in it. DVD jumper is set as master
    > at
    > end of secondary IDE port cable. CD drive is jumpered as slave on middle
    > IDE
    > connector. Using new 80 wire cable that came with drive. Running XP SP1
    > on
    > Intel 845PESV board.
    >
    > BTW without media in DVD, My Computer window shows DVD-RW Drive (D:) If I
    > put in a blank DVD+R, it changes to CD Drive (D:)
    >
    > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    > port?
    >
    > Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Are you referring to the "Auto Configurator" in Retrospect? If yes, after
    running A.C. with both DVD medias I use, R still won't recognize the drives.
    Shouldn't R recognize the CD drive also? Retrospect is a great program - I
    used it with great success in the old days with a Mac. I'm anxious to make
    it work with this DVD. I'd appreciate any further advice. Thanks!!

    "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

    > Visit the Retrospect site for the latest upgrade.
    >
    > Retrospect has to configure a dvd-rw drive to write to dvd's. This should
    > also be on the Dantz website.
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "likes_dals" <likes_dals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2E1AF996-CB71-42E3-8609-673F91796103@microsoft.com...
    > > My old CD-RW drive used to be D:. After install of new Plextor PX-716
    > > DVD,
    > > DVD shows as D: and CD-RW shows as E: in My Computer. Retrospect won't
    > > recognize DVD drive unless I put a CD in it. DVD jumper is set as master
    > > at
    > > end of secondary IDE port cable. CD drive is jumpered as slave on middle
    > > IDE
    > > connector. Using new 80 wire cable that came with drive. Running XP SP1
    > > on
    > > Intel 845PESV board.
    > >
    > > BTW without media in DVD, My Computer window shows DVD-RW Drive (D:) If I
    > > put in a blank DVD+R, it changes to CD Drive (D:)
    > >
    > > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    > > port?
    > >
    > > Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    Click start/run, type diskmgmt.msc and click ok. Right click the current D:
    drive and use the option to reletter it to something not currently in use.
    Then you can reletter the old drive as D: using the same steps.

    > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    > port?

    Do it all the time, never been an issue for me.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "likes_dals" <likes_dals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:2E1AF996-CB71-42E3-8609-673F91796103@microsoft.com...
    > My old CD-RW drive used to be D:. After install of new Plextor PX-716
    > DVD,
    > DVD shows as D: and CD-RW shows as E: in My Computer. Retrospect won't
    > recognize DVD drive unless I put a CD in it. DVD jumper is set as master
    > at
    > end of secondary IDE port cable. CD drive is jumpered as slave on middle
    > IDE
    > connector. Using new 80 wire cable that came with drive. Running XP SP1
    > on
    > Intel 845PESV board.
    >
    > BTW without media in DVD, My Computer window shows DVD-RW Drive (D:) If I
    > put in a blank DVD+R, it changes to CD Drive (D:)
    >
    > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    > port?
    >
    > Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Rick:
    Ability of DVD drive to write and read data files on a DVD was confirmed
    with another program. Inability of Retrospect to recognize drives in my
    system still exists. Thanks for your advice!!
    Marty

    "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Click start/run, type diskmgmt.msc and click ok. Right click the current D:
    > drive and use the option to reletter it to something not currently in use.
    > Then you can reletter the old drive as D: using the same steps.
    >
    > > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    > > port?
    >
    > Do it all the time, never been an issue for me.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    > www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >
    > "likes_dals" <likes_dals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:2E1AF996-CB71-42E3-8609-673F91796103@microsoft.com...
    > > My old CD-RW drive used to be D:. After install of new Plextor PX-716
    > > DVD,
    > > DVD shows as D: and CD-RW shows as E: in My Computer. Retrospect won't
    > > recognize DVD drive unless I put a CD in it. DVD jumper is set as master
    > > at
    > > end of secondary IDE port cable. CD drive is jumpered as slave on middle
    > > IDE
    > > connector. Using new 80 wire cable that came with drive. Running XP SP1
    > > on
    > > Intel 845PESV board.
    > >
    > > BTW without media in DVD, My Computer window shows DVD-RW Drive (D:) If I
    > > put in a blank DVD+R, it changes to CD Drive (D:)
    > >
    > > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    > > port?
    > >
    > > Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!
    >
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I am running four 8x dvd all-in-one drives. Retrospect configures or just
    uses all four. When it configures a dvd drive, it configures twice, once
    for dvd and once for cd. Check the Dantz website for advice. The tech
    people do monitor their forums.

    --
    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    "likes_dals" <likesdals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A8DF16E6-A34A-49CC-B4AB-236F6AE04422@microsoft.com...
    > Are you referring to the "Auto Configurator" in Retrospect? If yes, after
    > running A.C. with both DVD medias I use, R still won't recognize the
    > drives.
    > Shouldn't R recognize the CD drive also? Retrospect is a great program -
    > I
    > used it with great success in the old days with a Mac. I'm anxious to
    > make
    > it work with this DVD. I'd appreciate any further advice. Thanks!!
    >
    > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    >
    >> Visit the Retrospect site for the latest upgrade.
    >>
    >> Retrospect has to configure a dvd-rw drive to write to dvd's. This
    >> should
    >> also be on the Dantz website.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    >> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    >> "likes_dals" <likes_dals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2E1AF996-CB71-42E3-8609-673F91796103@microsoft.com...
    >> > My old CD-RW drive used to be D:. After install of new Plextor PX-716
    >> > DVD,
    >> > DVD shows as D: and CD-RW shows as E: in My Computer. Retrospect won't
    >> > recognize DVD drive unless I put a CD in it. DVD jumper is set as
    >> > master
    >> > at
    >> > end of secondary IDE port cable. CD drive is jumpered as slave on
    >> > middle
    >> > IDE
    >> > connector. Using new 80 wire cable that came with drive. Running XP
    >> > SP1
    >> > on
    >> > Intel 845PESV board.
    >> >
    >> > BTW without media in DVD, My Computer window shows DVD-RW Drive (D:)
    >> > If I
    >> > put in a blank DVD+R, it changes to CD Drive (D:)
    >> >
    >> > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    >> > port?
    >> >
    >> > Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!
    >>
    >>
    >>
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    OK Colin. Thanks for the reply. Its good to know Retrospect is working well
    for you. Best regards! Marty

    "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

    > I am running four 8x dvd all-in-one drives. Retrospect configures or just
    > uses all four. When it configures a dvd drive, it configures twice, once
    > for dvd and once for cd. Check the Dantz website for advice. The tech
    > people do monitor their forums.
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "likes_dals" <likesdals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A8DF16E6-A34A-49CC-B4AB-236F6AE04422@microsoft.com...
    > > Are you referring to the "Auto Configurator" in Retrospect? If yes, after
    > > running A.C. with both DVD medias I use, R still won't recognize the
    > > drives.
    > > Shouldn't R recognize the CD drive also? Retrospect is a great program -
    > > I
    > > used it with great success in the old days with a Mac. I'm anxious to
    > > make
    > > it work with this DVD. I'd appreciate any further advice. Thanks!!
    > >
    > > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Visit the Retrospect site for the latest upgrade.
    > >>
    > >> Retrospect has to configure a dvd-rw drive to write to dvd's. This
    > >> should
    > >> also be on the Dantz website.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > >> (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > >> "likes_dals" <likes_dals@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:2E1AF996-CB71-42E3-8609-673F91796103@microsoft.com...
    > >> > My old CD-RW drive used to be D:. After install of new Plextor PX-716
    > >> > DVD,
    > >> > DVD shows as D: and CD-RW shows as E: in My Computer. Retrospect won't
    > >> > recognize DVD drive unless I put a CD in it. DVD jumper is set as
    > >> > master
    > >> > at
    > >> > end of secondary IDE port cable. CD drive is jumpered as slave on
    > >> > middle
    > >> > IDE
    > >> > connector. Using new 80 wire cable that came with drive. Running XP
    > >> > SP1
    > >> > on
    > >> > Intel 845PESV board.
    > >> >
    > >> > BTW without media in DVD, My Computer window shows DVD-RW Drive (D:)
    > >> > If I
    > >> > put in a blank DVD+R, it changes to CD Drive (D:)
    > >> >
    > >> > Also, is it bad speedwise to have a CD and DVD drive on the secondary
    > >> > port?
    > >> >
    > >> > Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
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