DVD burning question

I had problems with this burner before but thought it was fixed by reinstalling windows. I don’t know what the problem was but I got some new blank DVDs and I was able to burn movies again on blank DVDs.
Now it’s starting to act up again. I would burn a movie on blank DVD on Nero (and also used other programs to make sure Nero is not the problem) and it would burn as it should. But once it’s done, nothing is written on it. As I pop it back in, it tells me it’s a blank DVD. So I would do it again using the same blank DVD. It would burn again and after the burn, the laptop would not recognize this DVD as anything, not even as a blank DVD.

I don’t think it’s the blank DVDs because I’ve used the same ones and was able to burn just fine. I also used another brand and it gave me the same problem as described above.

Here is what I think is odd other than obviously what I said above. The laptop might be recognizing my blank DVDs as CD and here’s why. First, on My Computer, the D drive without anything in would say “DVD/CD-RW Drive (D:)” but as soon as I insert a blank DVD, it would say CD Drive (D:). Secondly, when I insert a DVD movie, I would automatically get a message asking me what program I would want to use to do whatever with this DVD such as watch it, or burn it, etc. But when I insert a blank DVD, it would say “Windows can perform the same action each time you insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file: Blank CD (instead of saying Blank DVD).
And it would ask me what I want Window to do and it give me a list of programs to be used for a blank CD, not DVD, such as burn CD, create own music, etc.

I don’t know if there is a connection here but I am hoping that someone can comment on this. I’ve wasted close to 25 blank DVDS because of this. Again, I would burn something only to find out it’s still blank. I would burn again and now it’s neither a blank or movie/data. I can’t even burn my documents on DVDs anymore.

Thanks in advance.

But when I insert a blank DVD, it would say “Windows can perform the same action each time you insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file: Blank CD (instead of saying Blank DVD).

Answered 1000x times before.

Use aproper burning app!

There is no sense that windows needs to READ a blank media.