My DVD/CD burner just stopped reading blank DVDs as DVDs. Instead the icon at My Computer says it’s a DVD drive then I put in a blank DVD and it reads it as a CD. I always burn on this thing. So, I just bought a new burner, and…same exact problem with the new one, is this a software program that might of changed in my computer by accident… Please Help…
I’ll bet you’re running Win XP. I say that because XP’s File Explorer doesn’t support DVD burning. ImgBurn or Nero or anything else that supports burning DVD will still work fine.
I bet you were using DVD-R media then changed to DVD+R
It is normal for Win XP to show blank DVD+R as CD and DVD-R as is
Actually the media wouldn’t make a difference would it since my burner is a + and - burner. I have used different types of media and they all read the same, Was originaly using a liteon burner for years, had the problem and bought a new Samsung and still have the same problem. What changed in my system, it happened just overnight. It has to be a setting or a recent update that changed something
Can you still burn with your burning programs?
It’s normal for Windows Explorer to show the drive as a CD Drive. Has done them with all of my drives. There’s nothing wrong with it.
I have same problem, how do I fix it? I have 50 dvd-r. I can burn a cd, just can’t burn my dvd’s.
Thanks for any help!!
Install a burning app like Nero.
Hm, I actually read the posts a second time. Opened Nero, burned 5 pics to my dvd with out any problems. Go figure!