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#1 MrAntiSpyware

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

Ok, apparently there are numerous questions out there yet none with a solution.
Everything was fine and suddenly one day I went to burn to a DVD+R. I was using nero and it said not enough space. I had checked and realized that the ID for my Double-Layer 16x Multiformat DVD+/-RW drive had switched to a CD Drive. As soon as I took out the blank disc, the drive immediately switched back to a DVD Drive. Blank CD's don't cause this and I can read both CD's and DVD's. It hapens upon inseting any blank DVD disc. I had ran anti spy/mal/etc. and defraged and the whole amintenance. Other places had described deleting an upper and lower filter and I have followed all steps. Even went back to a system restore in which I had just burned some DVD's. Still the same error. It is on both my DVD+/-RW drives. Both drives are connected properly and work in another PC. To test things out as well... I used Daemon Tools to mount a DVD to a virtual DVD drive and even the virtual DVD drive changed to a CDROM drive. Any suggestions? This is driving me crazy.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:16 PM

Take a look at this Hit the runnow button.

Edited by rockmilk, 18 September 2010 - 04:17 PM.


#3 MrAntiSpyware

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:42 PM

Thanks for the response. However, all the Microsoft Fixit told me was the drive is not capable of burning and to install 3rd party software (after choosing the dvd cannot write button). I use several different types of 3rd party and not windows' own.
And as soon as the blank disc is inserted, the drive changes ID. Also I am able to write to a CD-R

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:42 PM

. xp doesnt recognize dvds period you will always need third party software to burn dvds in xp
i would reccomend THIS

Edited by rockmilk, 18 September 2010 - 04:52 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:47 PM

I ran it 3 times... each with the same result.
"The selected drive is not capable of writing, if you have several CD/DVD drives try using another drive, otherwise yo may need to install a CD/DVD writer."

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:48 PM

Uh... Nero IS a 3rd party.. and the three other progs. I have written many many CD /DVD's. I am not using XP to burn... never have.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:50 PM

And the drive ID is changed as soon as I insert the disc... wayyyy before trying to burn. If I try to burn it thinks it's a cd. Also does it to mounted DVD on a virtual drive.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:53 PM

oh i misunderstood you then ill getback to you later ive gotta go to work

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 04:56 PM

lol... thanks anyways.

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:11 PM

I have seen a lot of unique problems in the last 6-7 years that I have been been helping people online with dvd burning, but yours has me stumpted.

Let's use Imgburn to troubleshoot this.

I will assume you are an advanced user and can post a filter driver load order please.
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 05:23 PM

I hope we aren't talking about this effect

http://club.myce.com/f92/windows-explorer-...38/#post1185617
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:12 PM

thx DaChew. Almost like that issue, but I never get access denied or any errors. As soon as the blank disc is inserted the drive ie DVD-RW Drive (D:) becomes CD Drive (D:) and nothing will allow me to burn to the DVD's capacity. Although the drive is still showing as a CD drive... imgburn worked. Awesome.. guess if I can write that's all that matters. Appreciate the help guys the other progs I had didn't get passed this. :thumbsup:


===============================================
Filter Driver Load Order - ImgBurn v2.5.2.0
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Upper Device Filter: redbook
Upper Class Filter: [None Found]
Device: CD/DVD-ROM Device
Lower Class Filter: [None Found]
Lower Device Filter: imapi

Filter Name: redbook
File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
File Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)
File Description: Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Product Version: 5.1.2600.5512
Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Filter Name: imapi
File Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
File Version: 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2108)
File Description: IMAPI Kernel Driver
Product Name: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Product Version: 5.1.2600.5512
Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
Copyright: © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Edited by MrAntiSpyware, 18 September 2010 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:24 PM

A dvd-r is slightly larger than a dvd+r

4,707,319,808 vs 4,700,372,992

I have had Nero and Imgburn report too small a disk when burning dvd+r's, a few times in a few thousand burns.
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#14 MrAntiSpyware

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:36 PM

Well no... Windows and most burning progs think it's capacity is 700MB for ex. imgburn is so far the only prog I have across that recognizes the DVD+R / DVD-R 's. Strange this is one day everything was fine as it always was... but I see similar errors since early 2000's. All the fixes after googling DVD changes to CD drive :s

Edited by MrAntiSpyware, 18 September 2010 - 06:40 PM.


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:53 PM

Most of my support work was with Nero over at DigitalDigest, with earlier versions sometimes the program will just go south and completely haywire, usually an upgrade or a clean install fixed everything.

My current version of Nero 6.6.1.5 has served me well for 4 years or so, I don't let anything else near my computer except Imgburn.
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