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Software no longer sees my DVD drives as DVD drives

Postby David Carmichael » Wed, 31 Dec 2003 11:48:57 GMT

Maybe somebody here can point me in the correct direction...

OK I had 'DEMO' version of Nero-6 installed and did not like it due to the
way that their media player took over my system and uninstalled the
software. [Did not install InCD]

When I did the uninstall all of a sudden I loss function of my built-in
Win-XP Drag-N-Drop to CD-R/RW media..

Also Windows Explorer only displays both of my DVD drives as CD drives.

Now my "{*filter*}link" 'PowerDVD//Director/Producer' software no longer sees my
DVD drives as DVD drives.. will not playback or write to the DVD+R/RW drive!

I have tried a number of "FIXES" from running a patch for MISSING CD-R/RW
drives to deleting "FILTERS" in the registry with no luck.

I have even tried to reinstall NERO-6 using a "OEM" copy that came with my
DVD+RW drive...

Yet I am for a loss..

Nero will burn DVD+ media from DVD files written to harddrive.
Ulead's DVD MovieFactory-2 seems to run just fine... as long as I start up
Nero first and make sure that the "BOOK TYPE" is not set to "DVD-ROM"... if
the 'BOOK TYPE' is set to "DVD-ROM" my set-top boxes do not see the finished
disc as a DVD-VIDEO disc...

This topic has been "talked about" [in the Microsoft Newsgroups] as
happening to a number of users when they uninstall some sort of
CD/DVD-/+R/RW burning software on their Windows XP systems.

Short of doing a reformat of my harddrive does anybody know of any fixes to
correctly identify my drives to all software?

With the large number of sources of information around.. maybe I am looking
at the wrong source 'and/or' using the wrong search phrases in 'Google'

_H_E_L_P_!!

--David



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1.After uninstalling NERO software no longer sees my DVD drives as DVD drives

Maybe somebody here can point me in the correct direction...

OK I had 'DEMO' version of Nero-6 installed and did not like it due to the
way that their media player took over my system and uninstalled the
software. [Did not install InCD]

When I did the uninstall all of a sudden I loss function of my built-in
Win-XP Drag-N-Drop to CD-R/RW media..

Also Windows Explorer only displays both of my DVD drives as CD drives.

Now my "Cyberlink" 'PowerDVD//Director/Producer' software no longer sees my
DVD drives as DVD drives.. will not playback or write to the DVD+R/RW drive!

I have tried a number of "FIXES" from running a patch for MISSING CD-R/RW
drives to deleting "FILTERS" in the registry with no luck.

I have even tried to reinstall NERO-6 using a "OEM" copy that came with my
DVD+RW drive...

Yet I am for a loss..

Nero will burn DVD+ media from DVD files written to harddrive.
Ulead's DVD MovieFactory-2 seems to run just fine... as long as I start up
Nero first and make sure that the "BOOK TYPE" is not set to "DVD-ROM"... if
the 'BOOK TYPE' is set to "DVD-ROM" my set-top boxes do not see the finished
disc as a DVD-VIDEO disc...

This topic has been "talked about" [in the Microsoft Newsgroups] as
happening to a number of users when they uninstall some sort of
CD/DVD-/+R/RW burning software on their Windows XP systems.

Short of doing a reformat of my harddrive does anybody know of any fixes to
correctly identify my drives to all software?

With the large number of sources of information around.. maybe I am looking
at the wrong source 'and/or' using the wrong search phrases in 'Google'

_H_E_L_P_!!

--David


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