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WINDOWS XP PRO. DEVICE MANAGER WILL NOT RECOGNIZE DVD-RW LIGHTSCRIBE BURNER

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June 1, 2012 3:21:01 AM

Hello,
I HAVE JUST INSTALLED A DVD WRITER MODEL TS-H652.
BUT MY PC IS ONLY RECOGIZING IT AS BEING A DVD ROM.
HOW CAN I CHANG IT?
June 1, 2012 6:56:11 AM

jandmongodsteam said:
Hello,
I HAVE JUST INSTALLED A DVD WRITER MODEL TS-H652.
BUT MY PC IS ONLY RECOGIZING IT AS BEING A DVD ROM.
HOW CAN I CHANG IT?

What SP are you running ? SP3 should recognize name - CD-RW and type=CD Drive
Anonymous
June 1, 2012 4:02:52 PM

You might be missing a driver, but I doubt it because most disc drives are plug and play
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June 1, 2012 7:24:42 PM

ksiemb said:
What SP are you running ? SP3 should recognize name - CD-RW and type=CD Drive

Yes I am running SP3. I guess it is in the settings.
June 1, 2012 7:47:36 PM

jandmongodsteam said:
Yes I am running SP3. I guess it is in the settings.

The type (CD Drive) is displayed on certain windows screens, the name (CD-RW) is displayed on others.
June 2, 2012 2:02:53 PM

ksiemb said:
The type (CD Drive) is displayed on certain windows screens, the name (CD-RW) is displayed on others.


(With in the Device Manager)
DVD/CD-ROM drives
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652M

Thanks for all of your help (ksiemb).
June 2, 2012 6:47:09 PM

The driver is missing.
This is a really common problem caused by updating: it corrupts the drivers.
The problem has been reported hundreds of times in this forum.
You can run "repair" of XP and the driver will be reinstalled...
BUT there is NO stand alone driver.

OR use system restore to turn the drive back to the time before the corruption occurred.

After that you must turn automatic updates OFF. Why is this? Simple...
OR the same update will be installed, and corrupt the driver AGAIN.
Yes that is correct, you might want to load "critical" updates from the manufacturer website, not automatically...but ONE at a time, until you spot the update that corrupts the system.

Sometimes the manufacturer will provide a list of incompatible updates...
you might want to check on that.

Another idea is to update the bios, so that the computer will tolerate the updates. I DO NOT recommend you try this. It may crash the whole thing into the dirt.

Not ALL computers have this problem BUT some DO. One or more of the automatic updates corrupts the drivers.
Especially on OLDER computers...

The directions to "repair" XP are posted at the top of this forum. This does not erase your personal files, but it DOES reload the missing drivers, and it DOES make the CD DVD drive work again.
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