My DVD drive sees blank DVDs as CDs

By Tephan
May 24, 2009
  1. I've tried swapping out 3 different DVD drives and I still have the problem. It will read burned DVDs as DVDs, it reads CDs as CDs, but when I put a blank DVD in, it thinks it's a CD and won't let me burn files to it.

    Any suggestions?

  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +181

    Sorry if this sounds like a dumb or basic question: but are you sure the drive supports burning DVDs?

    Try DVDInfoPro
  3. Tephan

    Tephan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yep, I'm able to burn using CloneDVD and other programs. I only run into problems when I'm trying to burn files through Windows. At this point, I'm guessing I could probably use third party software instead.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +181

    Oh. i believe that the burning software that comes as part of Windows only supports burning CDs (by design). Windows' native software doesn't burn DVDs. period. You definitely need 3rd party software in that case
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