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Dvd drive shows up as cd drive

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June 5, 2010 2:56:34 AM

Ok I am not a wiz but I am pretty good with a computer. I got this dvd rw from a friend and I installed it on my computer. It shows up under "My computer" as DVD-RW drive (D). But as soon as I put a blank dvd-r in the name changes to CD Drive (D).. So it will not let me burn anything every time I try I get an error of some kind.Computer does not recognize it as a dvd,only cd so there is not enough room to write info..I have a before and after screenshot of my computer

_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG (my dvd rw) Running xp pro sp3

Link 1 is a screenshot of "My computer" without a blank dvd inserted----

Link 2 is a screenshot of "My computer" wit a blank dvd inserted---

This a bran new copy of windows as well I have done everthing I can think of to make this work..It will play a regular dvd if I put one in,It only does this when I put in a blank dvd.. All drivers are up to date as well

Any help would be appreciated

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June 24, 2010 8:11:49 AM

Many thanks! I'm going to try that ASAP!
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June 24, 2010 8:01:36 PM

Good luck! I don't understand why they even have this so called "Upper filters" and "Lower filters".