CD-RW drive being read as a CD-R HELP!

Ever since I had a friend of mine come over and switch my CD-RW drive with his DVD burner (tempraritly) in my computer, i haven't been able to burn CDs. Windows reads it as a CD-R. The drive is a HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8160B
cimnik029Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

wesly_chenCommented:
Hi,

   You might just uninstall and re-install the driver for your CD-RW.

Regards,

Wesly
0
Joe WoodhousePrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Hi, let me ask an obvious question - when you right click the drive and go into Properties, is there a Recording tab?

If so, is "Enable CD Recording On This Device" checked?

If not, agree with the previous poster, just reinstall. (Try deleting the device in the Device Manager, and letting Windows discover it again.)

Good luck!
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nobusCommented:
you can also delete the drive in device manager, and reboot
0
cimnik029Author Commented:
Thanks. For somereason it seemed to have unchecked itself :P

And no, it wasn't an obvious question as i never knew that was there. I guess you learn something new every day.

I had already tried the delete thing.... didn't work
0
Joe WoodhousePrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Hmm, maybe it's disabled by default. Taking the drive out and putting it back in would also have counted as a "reinstall", so it would have reset.

Glad we could help!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Desktops

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.