DVD RW seen as ROM Tags: DVD Writers CD-Rom Storage Last response: August 9, 2010 11:09 AM in Storage Share EthVeg August 8, 2010 7:51:36 PM I've read that just because it shows "CD-ROM" in XP it does not mean it's not recognized as RW. But in My COmputer, under properties, it shows as a CD drive. AND on the hardware tab, when selected it shows as Device type: DVD/CD-ROM drive. WHat should I do to have it recognized as RW? (Right now the drive can't READ anything.) More about : dvd rom EthVeg August 8, 2010 8:02:06 PM Wanted to add (in case it matters) the drive is Sony DVD RW DW-U14A running under XP sp3. TIA m 0 l aford10 a b G Storage August 8, 2010 8:04:06 PM Go to the device manager. Right click and uninstall the drive, then restart. It will reinstall on restart. Does it currently read CDs? If not, then the drive is probably dead, as a CD ROM can still read CDs. m 0 l Related resources how to run my gta 4 cd on sony dvd rw dvd rom - Forum CD RW/DVD Rom tray does not open after updating - Forum DVD-RW's seen as Black CD's - Forum CD-RW & DVD-RW NOT SEEN BY WINDOWS XP - Forum Drivers to LG GCC-5241P CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer EthVeg August 9, 2010 5:35:16 AM Would Troubleshooter know if drive wasn't working for hardware resons (it says it's working)? m 0 l aford10 a b G Storage August 9, 2010 11:09:17 AM The windows troubleshooter doesn't perform diagnostic scans. It's just a Q & A to help narrow down the cause. Is it the drive properties saying it's working fine? Does it still read some or any CDs? If not, the problem isn't how windows is recognizing the drive. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources CD-Rom / CD-RW / DVD-Rom not reading data on CD\'s Forum DVD-rw changes to a cd-rom when I instert blank media Forum CD-Rom / CD-RW / DVD-Rom not reading data on CD\'s Forum CD-Rom / CD-RW / DVD-Rom not reading data on CD\'s Forum CD-Rom / CD-RW / DVD-Rom not reading data on CD\'s Forum Missing can't see my CD ROM and DVD RW in windows or Device Manager Forum CD-Rom / CD-RW / DVD-Rom not reading data on CD\'s Forum CD-Rom / CD-RW / DVD-Rom not reading data on CD\'s Forum Free dvd-rom/cd-rw drivers for win xp pro Forum CD-Rom / CD-RW / DVD-Rom not reading data on CD\'s Forum Dvd rw to dvd rom Forum Can we add blu-ray bd-rom / dvd /-rw combo drive to a laptop to xps15 Forum What sould i do if a dvd rw rom can not read dvd but can read vcd? Forum Matshita uj870qj dvd rw drive not reading blank dvd but dvd rom is working prope Forum CD-ROM / DVD / CD-RW not reading data on disks Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !