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DVD RW Drive not recognized as recordable let alone a DVD drive

Postby ToadReincarnate » Sat, 10 Jul 2004 01:58:55 GMT

Sony DVD RW DW-U14A drive, plugged in, Windos has 
recognized it as merely a CD ROM drive and will not see 
it as the drive it is. The help on the M$ site did not 
help (changing the registry did nothing) and it wont read 

any help?

Re: DVD RW Drive not recognized as recordable let alone a DVD drive

Postby Nathan McNulty » Sat, 10 Jul 2004 06:51:15 GMT

Try this:

Click Start-Run-Type devmgmt.msc and click ok. Now expand DVD\CD Drives 
and right click on your Sony Drive.  Now click uninstall or remove and 
it will remove it from your hardware. Now reboot and let Windows 
reinstall the drivers. It may have just loaded the wrong drivers.

Also, you may want to try the latest firmware available here:

But what I would do is this:
This DVD Drive is actually the OEM version of the Sony DRU-510. Use this 
here to turn it into the DRU-510:
 http://www.**--****.com/ %20[1.0c].zip

Once you've done that here's the sony frimware upgrade site which will 
have much better support in Windows and from Sony ;)


Nathan McNulty

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