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Dvd rom reads as CD rom.

By Desolatetear
Aug 6, 2007
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  1. I just formatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows and when I did this it said windows found new hardware. Well after that I checked my dvd drive under my computer, it says its a cd drive and not a dvd drive. I have a NEC DVD RW ND 3500AG. Any help would be much aprecciated. Thank you
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,684   +882

    Windows is fickle....sometimes....

    Have you installed (or reinstalled) any software yet to deal with DVDs? Sometimes Windows reads a drive as a CD if there are no Playback Codecs or DVD burning software installed.
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