DVD-RW Drive Shows up as DVD-RW and CD-Drive in Windows Explorer

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DVD-RW Drive Shows up as DVD-RW and CD-Drive in Windows Explorer

Postby U1RMQ2FyZHNGYW4 » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 12:00:21 GMT

I have a weird situation going on with my DVD-RW drive.  I have a Sony 
DRU-710A DVD-RW drive installed on my machine with no other optical drives 
installed.  For the last couple of weeks, the drive has been showing up twice 
in Windows Explorer with two different drive letters.  It shows up as drive 
as a DVD-RW (Drive E:) and as a CD-ROM (Drive G:).  

I have made sure that I am running the latest firmware version of the drive 
and I have not made any changes to the system or installed any new software.  
Sony's support could not provide any useful information.

Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this issue?  I am running 
Windows XP Home with SP2 installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: DVD-RW Drive Shows up as DVD-RW and CD-Drive in Windows Explorer

Postby Andy » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 14:27:21 GMT

Run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices,
and delete the entries for E: and G:.
Reboot.

On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 20:00:21 -0700, STLCardsFan





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1.DVD-RW Drive Shows up as DVD-RW and CD-Drive in Windows Explor

Andy,

Thanks, but it didn't work.  I deleted the E: and G: drives as instructed 
and rebooted.  However, the G: drive came back.


"Andy" wrote:

> Run regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices,
> and delete the entries for E: and G:.
> Reboot.
> 
> On Wed, 21 Mar 2007 20:00:21 -0700, STLCardsFan
> < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:
> 
> >I have a weird situation going on with my DVD-RW drive.  I have a Sony 
> >DRU-710A DVD-RW drive installed on my machine with no other optical drives 
> >installed.  For the last couple of weeks, the drive has been showing up twice 
> >in Windows Explorer with two different drive letters.  It shows up as drive 
> >as a DVD-RW (Drive E:) and as a CD-ROM (Drive G:).  
> >
> >I have made sure that I am running the latest firmware version of the drive 
> >and I have not made any changes to the system or installed any new software.  
> >Sony's support could not provide any useful information.
> >
> >Does anyone have any ideas what might be causing this issue?  I am running 
> >Windows XP Home with SP2 installed.
> >
> >Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> 

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my comp' spec as following
MICRO-STAR INC.  
System Model: MS-6728 
BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. V5.3  

Operating System  
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  
Version: 5.1.2600  
Service Pack: 2.0  
Location: C:\WINDOWS 
 Memory (RAM)  
Capacity: 2.50 GB 
  Processor  
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz  
Version: x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3  
Speed: 3184 MHz  
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz  
Version: x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3  
Speed: 3184 MHz  

 
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"nelly" wrote:

> i am having the same problem.
> let me know if you work out how to do it,
> thanks
> 
> "towny" wrote:
> 
> > My drive will let me put in a cd and play it, show photo's etc. 
> > 
> > However, if I try to copy anything on to the cd drive my comp does not see 
> > it. ie media player does not see I have a cd or rw drive at all, it says 
> > there are no devices.
> > 
> > Also if I try to copy photo's on to my cd-r/rw drive it says it is not 
> > accessable.
> > 
> > Any ideas?

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