Dvd writer problem

vbimport

#1

My friend is trying to archive files onto dvd (he’s using xp and wants to use Windows Explorer). When he puts a blank dvd into the drive, the drive changes from dvd-rw to cd-rw. The drive is working fine - he can read/write cd’s and read dvd’s, but can’t burn dvd’s except videos using Media Centre.
I can “send to” using Windows Explorer on my unit.
This is not a hardware or software problem, so could it be drivers or firmware? It’s been like this since the get-go so nothing has “changed” recently.


#2

XP has no native DVD burning functions. You need a third party app like Nero or Imgburn.

The thing with DVD-RW to CD-RW is a normal quirk of xp.


#3

I thought I’d get some expert help here. That post is nonsense, and even I know that.


#4

You cant use windows explorer.


#5

Well, I can use Explorer on mine.
However, my prob is not how to do it, but that the dvd-rw drive changes to cd-rw when I insert a dvd, no matter what I have open. That tells me the drive is not recognizing dvd’s at all, and my ?? was whether this could be firmware or driver.


#6

imgburn is probably the best for this. windows explorer will not work for burning DVDs it never has.


#7

[QUOTE=RCM;2452229]imgburn is probably the best for this. windows explorer will not work for burning DVDs it never has.[/QUOTE]

That is what I have been trying to tell him. That is why a dvd shows up as aa CD.