CD Writers, DVD Writers suddenly all seen as CD-ROMs by Windows XP

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#1

CD Writers, DVD Writers suddenly all seen as CD-ROMs by Windows XP
The drive icons in Explorer used to identify the type of drive “DVD-RW
drive” “DVD Drive” etc, now they all just say “CD Drive”.
Windows XP built in CD Writing is not available.
I’ve tried deleting various things in Device Manager and re-detecting
but it doesn’t seem to make any difference.
Anyone know how to fix it.


#2

Had you done anything prior to that event? Or was it one of those “I just woke up one morning and it was broken” type things??


#3

Originally posted by $CyBeRwIz$
Had you done anything prior to that event? Or was it one of those “I just woke up one morning and it was broken” type things??

The only thing I can think of is that I flashed my Lite-ON LDW-411S with new firmware.


#4

How many drives do you have??? Just the DVD burner or more?


#5

Originally posted by $CyBeRwIz$
How many drives do you have??? Just the DVD burner or more?

Also a SCSI DVD-RAM and an old SCSI CD Writer both connected to an AHA-2940AU SCSI card, plus the two virtual drives from NERO Image Drive.

I’m using Write-DVD! as the driver for the DVD-RAM but I already tried uninstalling that and it made no difference.

Also tried re-detecting the SCSI card - no difference.

Now searching MS Knowledgebase Q316529 looks interesting.


#6

Originally posted by bdg2
CD Writers, DVD Writers suddenly all seen as CD-ROMs by Windows XP
The drive icons in Explorer used to identify the type of drive “DVD-RW
drive” “DVD Drive” etc, now they all just say “CD Drive”.
Windows XP built in CD Writing is not available.
I’ve tried deleting various things in Device Manager and re-detecting
but it doesn’t seem to make any difference.
Anyone know how to fix it.

Further info.

The DVD-RW drive now shows as DVD-RW most of the time but explorer will not show the Label of the disk in the drive.

AutoRun will not work on any of the drives.

Doing anything to do with the drives in Device Manager seems slower than usual.

Changing the drive letter doesn’t not work properly until after a re-boot.
Until re-boot the drive shows up with the old drive letter but the icon is a hard drive icon with a big red exclamation mark.