liteon dvd probs

  Newuser2 11:15 01 Aug 04
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I installed a liteon dvd writer but it doesn't recognise dvd's in the drive just recognises them as cd's.
Although I have burnt one dvd & it works OK.
I'm sure I read somewere about a firmware update but I can't find the correct web site.
The model is DVDRWSOHW-1213W.

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  Mat2 11:25 01 Aug 04

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  Wes Tam ;-) 11:34 01 Aug 04

Newuser2 what is it that doesn't 'recognise' the DVD?

If it's via My Computer then, in my case, it always states CD, eg:

"Gladiator(D:) Compact Disc"

  Newuser2 11:43 01 Aug 04

Thanks guys.
I was going to format the dvd to see if that may help although the dvd I did burn didn't need formating.
I'm using nero oem & I can't find any way of formatting the dvd's.
Any more help will be great.

  Wes Tam ;-) 11:53 01 Aug 04

If burning via Nero you don't need to format the DVD.

  Wes Tam ;-) 11:55 01 Aug 04

ps you only need to format the disc if you're using it like a 'floppy'.

  Newuser2 12:17 01 Aug 04

Wes Tam
Thanks for the info on the format issue.
When I insert the dvd into the drive and click on burn to cd I get a message saying that the cd is full or that the cd is not recordable.
I,m using Ritek DVD-R 4 Speed so in theory all should be OK.
I got the same error message before I bunt the first DVD and then it burnt OK.

  Newuser2 12:17 01 Aug 04

Wes Tam
Thanks for the info on the format issue.
When I insert the dvd into the drive and click on burn to cd I get a message saying that the cd is full or that the cd is not recordable.
I,m using Ritek DVD-R 4 Speed so in theory all should be OK.
I got the same error message before I bunrt the first DVD and then it burnt OK.

  Wes Tam ;-) 12:43 01 Aug 04

Newuser2 are you using Nero StartSmart and, if so, have you made sure that you've clicked on the DVD tab before the burn?

Sorry if this sounds obvious but when I first upgraded to Nero 6 I was making that simple mistake and couldn't understand why I had a 'CD is not recordable' message!

  Newuser2 14:34 01 Aug 04

I've upgraded the firmware & it seems to have done the trick.
Nero only lets you burn 90 pics at a time though
I've just discovered that the first dvd I burnt was a dvd+r.
So I'm going to get some to see if that helps.
Thanks one & all for your help.

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