View Full Version : CDRW seen as CD

27-02-2005, 03:50 PM
I have windows xp home and after i recently reinstalled windows my samsung CDRW drive wont work properly anymore. Under windows explorer it shows as a CD drive and in Nero burning rom I can't select it as the recording device, only the image recorder comes up.

Speedy Gonzales
27-02-2005, 03:58 PM
Try deleting the burner in device manager and reboot. See if that works.

27-02-2005, 06:24 PM
Nope, still not working. The model is samsung cd-r/rw sw-252b. It was working fine until windows reinstalled. I looked on the samsung website for drivers or anything but windows is meant to automatically install it.

Speedy Gonzales
27-02-2005, 06:27 PM
Hmm yup drivers are only needed if u want to use a cd in DOS. XP usually detects most things.

Are you using any other cd writing software besides Nero?? CD Creator or something similar??

27-02-2005, 06:32 PM
no i only have Nero. I got some information wrong, the drive does show up as cd-rw in explorer but nero can't see it.

Speedy Gonzales
27-02-2005, 06:37 PM
Ah OK. What version Nero have u got installed?? V5..xxx? or 6.xxx???

27-02-2005, 06:39 PM
i tried burning a cd with windows and that worked so it probably is nero. i have version oem

Speedy Gonzales
27-02-2005, 06:42 PM
Maybe Nero needs to be updated. Its up to now. Not too sure if the serial (if u have one) will work with the latest version tho. Or see if theres a firmware update for your burner. Does Infotool (in the nero menu) detect this burner at all? And give u all the info and firmware version it has now??

Speedy Gonzales
27-02-2005, 06:48 PM
Ad, did the version of Nero u have come with the cd writer??

If it didnt thats why it doesnt work. Nero is an OEM version and if u replaced the cd writer. it wont work. You need another serial for Nero but not an OEM serial #.

27-02-2005, 06:54 PM
Im downloading a nero update now so ill get back 2 u later. im not sure if the version of nero i have came with my burner because i have about 3 nero cds lying around but 1 came with my pc. i still have the original burner.

27-02-2005, 08:47 PM
i installed the update and now it recognises my cdrw drive. Thanks for all your help speedy.

Speedy Gonzales
27-02-2005, 08:54 PM
Good to know its working now Ad!!! :thumbs: