drives not recognized as cd-rw

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  1. RonR399

    RonR399 New Member

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    all of a sudden my 2 cd-rw drives are recognized as cd-rom.

    what can i do to fix this??

    no new programs have been installed.

    i have win 7, 64 bit
     
    #1 RonR399, Dec 22, 2011
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    Have you tried writing to them? If it is just the leballing and you find you can write then not so much a problem. If you find you cannot write to them try removing them from the device list, rebooting and see if Win 7 detects and re-installs the drivers for them.
     
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    I have already tried that. I am going to get 2 new drives.

    I have win 7, 64 bit and the drives are older so with updates maybe they no
    longer work with the 64 bit version.

    I will let you know what I find, it will take a week or more for the new drives to arrive.
     
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    Having followed the instructions in the link and opened the series of sub-items in regedit you should see something like the attached in which you should see the entry for the upperfilters which you need to edit as described.

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    I am not finding it.
     
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    ok, i found it and deleted it but there is no difference.

    what next?
     
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    For a start I would not replace them at this stage - I think it most unlikely that two drives have failed simultaneously. Did you try removing them from device manager, restarting and letting Windows reinstall the drivers?
     
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    I also doubt the drives have failed, but, they are 2 years old and maybe with updates on my Win 7, 64 Bit they no longer work.

    I did try a new drive but it was the same. I needed a DVD-rw on my backup computer anyway.

    I have already tried uninstalling the drivers and re-installed the drivers but no change.

    I also deleted the files in the registry as suggested but no change.

    i can still write music to the cd but no data, no format option in the properties and it shows as a CD-R in My Computer.
     
    #10 RonR399, Dec 27, 2011
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