Windows XP (MCE) sees blank DVDs as CDs

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#1

It was only noticed today but may have begun many days ago. This Media Center Edition system has worked smoothly all along, through a number of upgrades and additions.

Drives: LiteOn 165H6S and Sony DRU-810A

Problem: Insert any blank DVD and it is seen as a blank CD by WinXP MCE and Nero Recode 2.
– HOWEVER, Nero 7 itself will not have a problem recognizing it and burning it properly.

Background: Swapped/upgraded HTPC software packages recently. Among these, Nero 6, Sonic (patch for MCE), TheaterTek, PowerDVD.

The implication is that a software interaction may have caused it. I suspect something with the Sonic software could be at work. Hopefully someone will have a hint to offer.
TIA!


#2

This is a ‘normal’ windows explorer feature under XP, nothing to worry about. Just ignore it or use the forum search function to find more information about it.


#3

Yes, this is “normal” up until that point where an application like Recode is affected.

I keep searching through postings and KBs…nothing clear yet.


#4

With my XP-Pro it’s the same. When I put in an empty dvd+r, XP asks me what I want to do with it. As it is seen as an empty cd, the suggested actions are all cd related, not dvd. I simply ignore it and close the window :doh: . All relevant applications recognise and handle the media as they are supposed to do.

:bigsmile: Leo


#5

:confused:
WHAT else should it do with an EMPTY aka BLANK DVD???
Windooze can only recognize and use DVD-RAM, not other dvd recordable format!!


#6

I guess you’re right, but I think it’s a bit confusing. Did’nt bother me though, I just tried to make clear that it seems to be normal Windows behaviour.

:wink: Leo


#7

Yes, it almost creates confusion but m$ give$ a shizzle about, so it $eem$.