Just swapped out CD-ROM for DVDRW, new drive recognizes DVD+R Discs as CDRW, why?

Okay, I know these discs work because I've used them on my wife's laptop. The model of DVD RW I'm working with on my system is a H-L GSA-T10 and can read and write all formats of discs, including double layer. When I put in a real disc or one I've copied previously from her computer, it reads it and recognizes it just fine, but when I put a blank one in, Windows XP recognizes it as a blank CD, not a blank DVD. The DVD is a Verbatim DVD+R. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    wow...that's rather unusual

    Only thing i could possibly suggest is going to the manufacturer of the DVD RW drive's website and downloading updated drivers

    or call the manufacturer for technical support...because something certainly sounds off

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Honestly, I am not sure that XP does the function of DVD playing. I think you buy software to play the dvd's on your computer, not use XP as the software.

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