Closed Old computer not recognizing DVD-RW Tags: DVD Drives Dvd Rw Computer Hp Pavilion Storage Last response: October 24, 2010 8:49 PM in Storage Share plznote August 31, 2010 7:34:33 PM Hey, I have an old computer(HP Pavilion 7950) My DVD-ROM drive recognizes normal DVD's but not DVD-RW. My newer computer recognizes both types absolutely fine. More about : computer recognizing dvd | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution blackmancer September 3, 2010 2:27:20 PM bro that's such a n00b question. but could the difference be your new computer has a DVD-RW and your old one has a DVD-ROM. thats why it doesn't recognize blank media, its not meant for it. | Report abuse plznote September 3, 2010 11:22:28 PM OK, fine i was just clarifying that | Report abuse blackmancer September 6, 2010 10:02:54 AM sry, lol I wasn't havin a go. my apologies. | Report abuse Related ressources Old DVD-RW in new build: IDE to SATA mobo - Forum New SATA DVD-RW Not Recognized by WinXP - Forum DVD-RW Drive not recognizing blank CDs - Forum Dvd-rw changes to cd-rw in my computer !?!??? - Forum DVDRW Drive not recognizing discs - Forum Ask the community Publish plznote September 11, 2010 8:37:25 PM That's OK i just got my temp up anyways | Report abuse Mousemonkey October 24, 2010 8:49:27 PM Best answer selected by mousemonkey. | Report abuse Mousemonkey October 24, 2010 8:49:30 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Old computer not recognizing DVD-RW> Related ressources: ForumNew DVD/RW is not recognized by Explorer "My Computer " Forumsony dvd-rw drive not recognizing dvd disks ForumOld Gateway isn't recognizing new sata HDD ForumDvd+rw ForumHow can I diagnose what's up with this DVD+RW drive? ForumDVD-RW Drive doesnt show up in my computer on startup ForumDVD-RW in LENOVO 3000N200 Not DETECTED in WIN 7 ForumDvd-rw not recognized ForumWindows Detects DVD+/-RW Drive as CD-Rom Drive ForumDVD+RW problem ForumDVD-rw drive can't read any disc. ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumOld hard drive to old pc ForumOLD hitachi DESKTOP hard drive CHECK warranty PERIOD ForumSeagate portable hard drive no longer recognised by computer More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !