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Blank dvd in dvdrw xp shows as cd with 0 free space-WHY!?

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  • DVD Drives
  • DVD RW
  • DVD
  • Free Space
  • Windows XP
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
September 29, 2011 6:18:35 PM

Hi

I know this is big problem and I have scoured and I'm sure the answer is out there. Why is my dvdrw showing as a cd drive when i insert a blank dvd which in turn shows up as having 0 free space? I thought thisissue had been solved on this site but i cannot see the answer.
Thanks to anyone who help me, I'm going doolally
Christian.

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September 29, 2011 6:20:43 PM

I should add that I have deleted the upper and lower filters and a couple of other things that have been suggested but to no avail.
a b G Storage
September 29, 2011 6:35:31 PM

Windows XP does not natively support DVD/RW discs. You need a 3rd party application like Nero.
September 29, 2011 6:50:38 PM

Hi Jim. Thanks for the swift reply. I thought that was the case but according to Microsoft this issue was resolved, stated here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/818733. Is this not the case?
Had multiple problems with Vista over the years so reinstalled XP forgetting how antiquated it is.
Think I'm going to get windows 7 (take it that works!?), Nero and Roxio just don't appeal to me. Thanks again.