DVD DRIVE only recognized as a burner

#1
Hello, I was wondering if somone could help me out. My dvd r, rw was allowing me to watch movies. but now windows 7 is only recognizing it as a burn and will not allow me to play dvds. If I put a DVD in to play it, the disc ejects and windows asks me to insert a a disc into d drive.
 


patcooke

Microsoft MVP
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#2
Try reinstalling/updating the drivers. If that doesn't work try removing the device from hardware manager, rebooting and letting Windows detect and reinstall.
 


#3
I tried that as recommended and it didnt work. Windows says the driver is up to date and driver is properly installed. basically windows 7 thinks I have 2 drives. and its acting like it will only allow me to burn disks to the one and is requesting I put a playable disc into a none existent one. I know my Lite on plays DVD's because it did before. just dont know how to do it.??
 


#4
Can someone help me?
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#5
Do you have any third party burning or DVD writing software?

Have you shut your system completely down before a restart?
 


catilley1092

Extraordinary Member
#6
As I replied in another thread in regards to DVD/CD issues, there is a free tool from Microsoft that may help. There are no promises, but it won't hurt to try it out.

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

This is best to be ran from IE, as some extensions that users add to other browsers may prevent the software from doing it's job.

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