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DVD drive now a cd drive ?

  yogibear 19:50 14 Mar 05

My 6 month old PC has the following specs. I recently bought the NEC DVD-RW from a good mate of mine and it works just fine. Or did until yesterday!

For some reason it has decided it is now a CD drive and won't allow me to burn DVD. I have gone through the suggestions posted on various threads (it seems to be a pretty common problem), but nothing seems to work.

I am looking at doing a complete format of my C drive, but I just want to ensure there is nothing else to do before doing it. I have tried several restore points, but the PC won't allow me to restore.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.40 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-8S661FXM 1.x
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. F5 03/11/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
285.87 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
105.90 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

_NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 4R080L0 [Hard drive] (81.96 GB) -- drive 1, s/n R2RR7LME, rev RAMC1TU0, SMART Status: Healthy
Maxtor 6Y200P0 [Hard drive] (203.93 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Y6492DFE, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy 480 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
Slot 'A1' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (on drive 0) 203.91 GB 75.09 GB free
f: (on drive 1) 81.96 GB 30.81 GB free

  JonnyTub 19:58 14 Mar 05

Did you try the 'uninstall from device manager' option?

  JonnyTub 20:01 14 Mar 05

p.s. xp build 2600 is a pirated copy, either you didn't know that you've had a pirated copy installed or your best keeping it to yourself in future

  yogibear 20:06 14 Mar 05

Tried every variation on offer on this site, no joy!!

ps didn't know about the other, long story but I'll sort it. Cheers.

  JonnyTub 20:08 14 Mar 05

Here's another one, uninstall the ide channel the drive sits to and reboot, just incase the ide channel drivers are corrupt in some way.

  JonnyTub 20:09 14 Mar 05

that should read 'the drive sits on and reboot'

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