Dvd rw drive shows up as cd drive

Nec / 3500ag
April 4, 2010 at 14:17:11
Specs: Windows XP, amd athlon 64x2 dual core 4000= 2.10ghz/1gig ram
Ok My dvd rw drive shows up as a cd drive
under "my computer".It shows up as: _NEC
DVD-RW ND-3500AG in device manager . If I
take my blank dvd-r out of the drive then it
shows up as dvd drive under "my
computer".Put the dvd-r back in and its
showing up as cd drive again..I do not get it

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#1
April 4, 2010 at 16:27:11
Does it actually read & burn DVD's?

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#2
April 4, 2010 at 20:42:08
sounds like its registry entries have been corrupted. Install any cd/dvd buring software and then removed?

Might just id the device driver its using [device manager /dvd-cdrom properties], remove the dvd/cd from device manager, delete the file off the computer and reboot. Windows should rebuild it upon bootup.


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#3
April 5, 2010 at 22:31:55
Yea it burns and everything,it was a friend of mine's he gave it to
me. And I tried uninstalling it rebooting etc..Same thing shows
up as cd drive still.I heard something about upper and lower
filters in the registry but not sure exactly about how that works..I
also have a cd rw just not hooked up. but it was hooked up
before I got the dvd rw and it worked fine..Thanks for the
reponses by the way

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#4
April 5, 2010 at 22:34:16
Oh and I didnt mean to be confusing lol..So far it has not burned
anything keeps saying some kind of error man I cant remember
what the error was but it gave me same one no matter what I
tried to burn with..And like I said it only shows up as cd drive
when I have blank dvd in drive.If I take it out it shows up as dvd
rw.

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#5
April 6, 2010 at 07:43:06
Don`t pay any attention to this link being a Gateway site, the info can be used on all types computers: http://support.gateway.com/s/Checkl...

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