HELP! Dvd burner recognition problem

SilentVixen

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Ok. Installed a new MadDog dual layer dvd burner in my machine. It shows up as a dvd/cd-rom. It does not recognize it as a burner of any type in windows or in Nero.

HELP! :)
 

knothead34

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ok im sorry for the stupid question but are you sure you got a dvd burner and not just a dvd player?im not trying to insult you are anything i promise.
 

SilentVixen

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lol. it says dvd rw on the front and it is recognized as the model 16xdvd9, which is a 16x dvd burner :)
 

SilentVixen

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Originally posted by: knothead34
ok sorry wanted to make sure lol. is there a firmware update for that drive?

I'm downloading the firmware update now. this is my parent's computer and it's on dial up so.... :(
 

knothead34

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ah ok i feel for ya. i have dsl and i love it. i hope the firmware update works for you. ill have my fingers and toes crossed for you.
 

SilentVixen

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well.. here's what happened..
the drive's name is now "DVD-RW", but the type is cd-rom and it says that it is a standard drive. isn't even reading the model like it was before :(
 

furballi

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Probably need to update the burn software if you want to use the DVD burner. Go into BIOS and verify that the burner is set to AUTO detect. Save and exit. Go into Device Manager and remove the IDE channel with the DVD burner. Reboot PC and windows will reload the driver.
 

Nick5324

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You sir, have a NEC 3500 :thumbsup: As for the problem, do you have a version of Nero that supports DVD burning?
 

SilentVixen

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Originally posted by: Nick5324
You sir, have a NEC 3500 :thumbsup: As for the problem, do you have a version of Nero that supports DVD burning?

heh.. no... but it should still be able to burn cd's from windows, right?