Windows explorer reports benq dw 1640 as "cd-drive" with *any* blank media

-Motherboard: asus P4S800
-Intel Celeron D
-512MB DDR Ram
-Benq DW1640 BSMB (Sec. Master) UDMA2
-Asus cd-rom (Pri. Slave)
-Windows XP + SP1

“F:\ is not accessible, Incorrect function”

WTF is going on, this is the 2nd Benq drive I get (I exchanged it a few days ago, same exact problem), I also tried using an 80-pin IDE cable instaed of the ata-33 one I had.

Why does windows explorer report it as a “cd-drive” when DVD-Identifier & SmartBurn can see the blank media perfectly well?

I uninstalled Nero 7, still no luck.

Sorry if this has been covered before, thanks for any help you can give me.

Cheers.

That also happens to me once in a while with certain discs. Just reboot and you will be back to normal.

Maybe this will help explain a little.:slight_smile:
Drive E: Blank DVD+R in drive
Drive F: Blank DVD-R in drive
Drive G: Data Disc (Full) in drive
Drive H: No Disc In drive.


I really am beginning to feel sorry for BenQ…for the (probably vast) number of unnecessarily returned drives… :doh:

So funboy, if you didn’t catch what crossg was getting at, its perfectly normal for xp to see your drive as a cd drive when a blank disc is inserted. :slight_smile:

This is normal. No need to return drives for that reason WAFI. And you wonder why they release drives that are refurbished lmao There’s nothing wrong with them in the 1st place.

Empty disc in drive.

@rolling56, I :iagree:
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My windows stopped reporting my DVD burners as anything other than a CD Drive a long time ago… (I think that Windows build-in CD burning software has something to do with it as I have turned this piece of junk off). Sometimes it correctly updates the title tough… but on the other hand most of the time it “forgets” to update it or disable it (when I eject the disc). Even a refresh doesn’t help in this case… sometimes not even a restart of explorer.

Anyway… I have a blank disc inserted in drive H: and K:… others are empty. =P


Maybe your \windows\system32\shell32.dll corrupted? I know that Explorer takes the icons from shell32.dll but not sure if the title (ie CD Drive, DVD-RW Drive etc) is also from that dll file. You know better than me. :wink:

How about with other blank types? Oh well, I’ll try myself. :stuck_out_tongue:

Here’s the more complete view on how My Computer or Windows Explorer recognizes and change the icon (in Windows XP environment.)

All drives are DVD Burners. Hope I didn’t miss any types of media. :stuck_out_tongue:

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PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 2pt double; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none” width=304>Type of Inserted Disc</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 700; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 76pt; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 2pt double; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none” width=101>Recognition</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 700; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; WIDTH: 77pt; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 2pt double; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none” width=103>Icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 13.5pt” height=18><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 13.5pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=18>Drive J:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>None (empty)</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD-RW Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>default</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive K:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Audio CD</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Audio CD</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Audio CD icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive L:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Blank CD-R</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD-R icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive M:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Blank CD-RW</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD-RW icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive N:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Blank DVD-RAM</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD-RAM icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive O:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Blank DVD-R/-R DL</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD-R icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive P:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Blank DVD+R/+R DL</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>default</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive Q:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Blank DVD-RW</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD-RW icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive R:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Blank DVD+RW</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD Drive</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD-ROM icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive S:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Data DVD+R (bitset DVD-ROM/no bitsetting)</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>“Disc Title”</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD-ROM icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive T:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Data DVD-R</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>“Disc Title”</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD-R icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive U:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>Data CD-R/RW</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>“Disc Title”</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>CD-ROM icon</TD></TR><TR style=“HEIGHT: 12.75pt” height=17><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none” height=17>Drive V:</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD Video (original or burned DVD±R/±R DL)</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 0.5pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>“Movie Title”</TD><TD style=“BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP: medium none; PADDING-LEFT: 1px; FONT-WEIGHT: 400; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; COLOR: windowtext; PADDING-TOP: 1px; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 0.5pt solid; FONT-STYLE: normal; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: nowrap; TEXT-DECORATION: none”>DVD Icon</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

I am having a similer problem (errorwise anyway) that I am trying to troubleshoot with a BenQ 1620 drive.

The drive will not recognize CD-R or CD-RW media (says there is no disc in drive), and if I put in a regular CD audio disc like a pressed one you buy in the store, it says:
g:\ is not accessible
Incorrect function

I tried putting in a regular dvd and it says Please Insert a disk into drive G.

I have Windows 2000 and running a 2ghz athalon 2800+.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver to no avail.

I have seen people posting about problems and resolutions for this in XP but W2K does not have the same properties you can set for the drive.
If I can’t figure it out I’ll have to return the drive. Maybe the drive is defective anyway.

Thanks for any help!

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