I've never posted here before. It all started when I began worrying that my internal hard drive is failing. Interestingly, I'm not sure that's the worst of my problems at this point.
I put a TDK DVD+RW 1.4x/4.7GB RW (whatever all that means) into my external DVD RW drive (16x - whatever that means also). Prior to inserting the DVD into the drive, the drive (F:) is labeled as a DVD Drive. Once I put the DVD in, the labeling changes to CD Drive.
What I'm trying to do is back up my documents in case my hard drive is going on the blink. I've tried using NERO Backup as well as Windows XP Backup Utility. Neither one recognizes the drive. However, I can click on properties and my computer tells me the device is working properly. The power light is on. I have unplugged the USB and plugged it back in. When I right click and eject, the tray comes out.
I can't tell if I need a new computer, new DVDRW or new Disks. Lol... of course, I know where I'll start!