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Old 02-02-2005, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Windoze Sees DVD Media As CD Media

I have a Lite-On SOHW-812S DVD+-RW drive. Before I put media in the drive, windows says the drive is a DVDRW. When I put in DVD+RW or DVD+R windows changes it's tune and says it's a CD drive and that I put in a blank CD??

Next problem is that when I try to copy any size of file to the DVD media, I get a popup saying that "Windows encountered a problem while copying".

When it actually is a blank CD I have no problems.

I've installed the latest firmware. I've tried DVD-R before: the drive didn't even recognize the media as anything at all! Silly drive.

Any suggestions?
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be the media you are using. I know ours doesn't like memorex at all. Have to use HP or Staples or a few others but I can't use memorex to save my neck. Liz
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've tried Fujifilm and Sony... oh when will the DVD format wars be over??
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Windows doesn't have full support for DVD±RW.

http://www.nero.com/us/index.html
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Oh, well if that's the case - why am I not surprised...
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