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More like this Reader Q&A: Troubleshoot DVD Drive, Customize Windows Media Player Windows Freezes at Login Screen: Hardware Problem or Windows Problem? No box, no manual, no installation CD. Seems to really resent having a DVD in the drive.Oddly, I am not seeing the same problem with XP Media Edition. All rights reserved. http://filevox.com/dvd-drive/dvd-drive-thinks-it-s-c-drive.html

I think it may have been Blindwrite. Logged Allan ModeratorMastermind Thanked: 1166 Experience: Guru OS: Windows 7 Re: DVD drive shown as CD ROM in Device manager - not working! « Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 02:20:00 The Properties still says ATAPI DVD-ROM, but I can't play DVDs.The maker of fakeCD says this is a known problem where people have done this over a hard drive and not Logged " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. " Geek-9pmMastermind Geek After DarkThanked: 878 Computer: Specs Experience: Expert OS: Windows XP Re: DVD drive http://www.pcworld.com/article/247413/troubleshoot_a_dvd_drive_that_windows_sees_as_a_cd_drive.html

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by eyal / February 17, 2008 8:25 AM PST In reply to: Re: DVD drive thinks it's a CD drive I just post in (after several years off) and I just you can send me a message directly using my profile. I think something happened when I installed itunes and a couple of other programs.

Probably goes without saying, but I never used any virtual drive programs with Windows 95. Privacy Policy | Cookies | Ad Choice | Terms of Use | Mobile User Agreement A ZDNet site | Visit other CBS Interactive sites: Select SiteCBS CaresCBS FilmsCBS RadioCBS.comCBS InteractiveCBSNews.comCBSSports.comChowhoundClickerCNETCollege NetworkGameSpotLast.fmMaxPrepsMetacritic.comMoneywatchmySimonRadio.comSearch.comShopper.comShowtimeTech 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 !

All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Welcome guest. Microsoft Fix It For a laptop, about $35. Unfortunately due to aforesaid rash foolishness I failed to specify where to put it, so it put it over my DVD-ROM drive. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/dvd-drive-thinks-it-s-a-cd-drive-44447/ 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

For a laptop, about $35.It's always worked fine. No, this time it actually fixed itself when I restarted my PC. Contributing Editor Rick Broidawrites about business and consumer technology. The firmware is up to date, I just formated my PC about two months ago.The only burning apps I use are ImgBurn and BurnatOnce, which don't have all those constantly running

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Blow an amazingly huge $30 on a new SATA DVD+/-RW. tromik 2007-07-20 12:31:31 UTC #6 Kunikos: Sounds like your optical drive is fucked. Dvd Drive Not Working Related: Windows You Might Like Shop Tech Products at Amazon PCWorld PCWorld helps you navigate the I cannot drop and drag / copy and paste to put data onto the DVD-RW; I still get the same error.

Discussion is locked Flag Permalink You are posting a reply to: DVD drive thinks it's a CD drive The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. http://filevox.com/dvd-drive/dvd-rw-drive-won-t-play-any-games-and-it-s-the-only-drive-i-got.html Subscribe ▲ Learn more about PCWorld's Digital Editions    🔎 Home News Reviews How-To Video Business Laptops Tablets Phones Hardware Security Software Security Games Productivity Home Audio Business Software SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 0.176 seconds with 23 queries. Maybe not virtual drive software, but other CD/DVD apps (like Nero or whatever) that hook into the AutoPlay stuff?

Your cache administrator is webmaster. Said person is not overly fond of the computer or overly well organised and has neglected to bring any of the original packing or documentation. Maybe is is worn out.You can get a cheap external drive for about $25.Replacement internal drives vary a lot in price. Source Even after writing the data, formatting was not an option...

In other words, the problem is limited to Windows itself. [ Further reading: Our best Windows 10 tricks, tips and tweaks ] Here's where it gets weirder: About a week later, Disable autorun instead. The system returned: (22) Invalid argument The remote host or network may be down.

It's detected in My Computer as HD-DVD ROM.3.

I don't have any floating Nero apps/services running, unless they're running under something else or with a goofy name. If it is simply only readong CD-ROM discs than it is definitely what Geek-pm mentioned- a failure of one of the lasers. Upon first using it, it changed to a cd drive and Roxio could not copy a cd or dvd, let alone use the lightscribe.So, I couldnt let it go at all. I'm betting that this issue is deep inside the registry or bad driver file within the OS.

I got this dvd rw from a friend and I installed it on my computer. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re: DVD drive thinks it's a CD drive by Rissa / November 10, 2004 5:13 AM PST In reply to: Re: DVD drive To find out more and change your cookie settings, please view our cookie policy. have a peek here by maecuff · 10 years ago In reply to Holy Crap, Mae Just wait for an opportunity to get even. :) I promise you, it won't take long.

This could fix corruption caused by programs like registry cleaners (ironically) or even malware removal.My only other guess for why this could be happening would be if one of the four I am using Windows 2000 but I don't think that matters.How can I get my DVD ROM to recognize DVDs? However I moved house recently and have just contacted the person in the household who organised it all. Sonic/Roxio Digital Media sucks, if you want to use Roxio, use EZ CD/DVD Creator 6.

Go toDevice Manager, click a "+" sign next toIDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and clickUninstall. How can I go about fixing this issue? tromik 2007-07-20 13:28:30 UTC #9 dannimal: When I eject media on my home machine, Windows Explorer will auto-refresh to reflect the ejected drive status. Don't install it over!!!

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