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Need help with sony DRU 500 AX DVD burner...

Discussion in 'DVD/CDROM Drives' started by webe123, May 19, 2005.

  1. webe123

    webe123 Junior Member

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    OK, I have win xp pro installed...I have re- installed the latest firmware (version 2.1A) for my sony DRU 500 ax DVD burner. BUT in windows explorer...it ONLY recognises it as a cd burner.... WTF???

    What the hell is going on with this burner? Does anyone know? I even tried to re-install nero version 6.6.0.8 after I had installed the latest firmware but no luck....it STILL will not burn my DVDs!

    Do I just need to reformat?? For some reason....windows is not seeing my DVD burner as a DVD burner...it only says it is a cd burner! Is there a way to fix this?? Any help you could give would be appreciated.

    By the way, when I try to burn a DVD, it only burns a short part of it and then spits it out and gives a message that says that the DVD wasn't burned properly!

    Here are my specs:
    System Specs: ATX generic case with Antec 550 watt power supply. ASUS A7N8X Deluxe Motherboard. Western Digital 7,200 RPM 40 gig IDE Hard Drive.(FAT 32- file system) AMD Athlon XP 2600 processor.(standard fan and heatsink-Thoroughbred Core-standard speed-NO OVERCLOCK) 1 gig of Samsung DDRAM(PC 2700- 333 mhz....2-512mb sticks running in dual channel mode).Ati Radeon 8x 9600 XT (8x is enabled on motherboard). Soundblaster Audigy 2 sound card. Motorola sb 5100 cable modem (Insight Communications-Cable Connection) Sony DRU 500 AX DVD- RECORDER.(records -R/-RW or +R/+RW and CD-R formats-4x-24x-4x) LG 52x32x52 CD Burner. Zip 100 internal drive and a generic 3.5 floppy drive. Windows XP Professional Operating System. I also have a bearpaw scanner, HP Deskjet 3520 inkjet printer and a KDS X Flat 17 inch CRT monitor.
     
  2. webe123

    webe123 Junior Member

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    Well NOW I found out that even though the stupid icon is back...I am STILL burning coasters! I have had enough...I am going to get me another brand of dvd burner and be done with it.
     

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