Problem with DVD RW

  DavidCap 19:48 19 May 07

Hi All,

I have a DVD RW drive that is supposed to be able to read and write to -/+ DVD RW disc but unforunately i can't get the drive to read or write to either of these discs.

The drive can read and write to CD RW and play DVD movies.

Does anybody have any suggestions?



check youve got the latest firmware for your drive

  DavidCap 20:00 19 May 07

Hi The Raven,

what's firmware and where can i get it from?


  Totally-braindead 20:00 19 May 07

Could you tell me the make and model number of your drive, just in case its a CD writer DVDROM combo drive? Cos these drives can read DVDs and CDs but can only write to CDs not DVDs.

if its a dvdrw not a combo from your drives manufacturers website or somewhere like softpedia if you post the model back someone will find it for you

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:07 19 May 07

First uninstall and reinstall in device manager

  DavidCap 20:08 19 May 07


This i believe is the drive i have.



  DavidCap 20:10 19 May 07

Fruit Bat /\0/\,

Where do i find the device manager?


click here
if you need it

  Totally-braindead 20:19 19 May 07

My appologies it is a DVD writer and is meant to do DVDRW disks click here
Have you used these disks before as some DVD and CD writers are a bit touchy about what disk they will work on.
I can't advise about that, I'll let the others do it as I personally don't use RW disks at all. I find them too unreliable and considering the price of normal CDs and DVDs I don't think its worth the hassle.

  mymate 20:20 19 May 07

1.Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
2.On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
Then uninstall your Dvd/CD rom drives ,right click then uninstall.Shut computer down, then start up and Windows will re-install the drivers for your dvd/cd drives
That how i do it .

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