Let's try this first: insert a bootable disc into the drive and reboot (make sure the optical drive is the first device in the bios boot device order). Please login or register.Did you miss your activation email? 1 Hour 1 Day 1 Week 1 Month Forever Login with username, password and session length Forum only search News: Home it will format your hard drive and delete everything. Am I right in saying that I am now completely and utterly up the creek without a canoe? Source
AND Yes, the problem occurs in media center as well.To fix it I blew away the drive and Roxio SW. Thanks. I believe I deleted all the strings associated with the driver key!! Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
that I purchased pre-built, I had the issue for a while. They'll be automatically reinstalled. No install CDs for XP.
how are you? Find the Optical Drive. Can't find your answer ? If you remove something like a USB key or MP3 player, Windows will remove the temp drive, and the directory will default to the next directory on the list.
Any ideas? Microsoft Fix It Would dirty lens cause this? I guess you have a new computer? https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/dvd-drive-thinks-it-s-a-cd-drive-44447/ Here's where it gets weird: "Third-party DVD burning programs all recognize this drive for what it is and it works fine," she says.
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my dvd drive shows up as "hl-dt-sd dfdbam gsa-d2 n ata device" when it should be "hl-dt-st dvdram gsa-t20n ata device". this contact form But as soon as I put a blank dvd-r in the name changes to CD Drive (D).. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.orů2. Restored to a restore point before fakeCD, uninstalled and reinstalled DVD-ROM drive.
It could play and burn CDs, but it wouldn't have anything to do with DVDs. Sonic/Roxio Digital Media sucks, if you want to use Roxio, use EZ CD/DVD Creator 6. I can't go very long without sticking my foot in my mouth. 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - On a new media center PC by w2ktechman ┬Ě 10 years ago In reply http://revolutionpc.net/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-thinks-its-a-cd-drive.html Vesper 2007-07-19 22:48:57 UTC #2 I had this happen in XP once, and it ended up being caused by a virtual-drive program.
Ask ! That's solved the problem for me whenever I have it. RebootWhen the system restarts it will reinstall the default Driver, this time re-writing the configuration entries.
Please try again now or at a later time. My burn software tells me I inserted a CD and not a DVD.System 2 - (XP SP2, 2 DVD-RW drives) Again this system worked fine until one day both drives switched Add More Music Locations to Windows Media Player Video HP Spectre x360 15 unboxing: A new year, a new look PCWorld PCWorld helps you navigate the Ask a new question Read More DVD Writers DVD RW Computer CD Drives DVD Storage Related Resources solved DVD/CD drive not working or showing up solved installing second hard drive and when I close it, it will open back up by itself, no matter if there is a disc in it or not.