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how to tell if I have dvd writer or just reader

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    -keevill- Guest

    how to tell if I have dvd writer or just reader

    How can I tell if my dvd rom is a writer or just a combo reader ?
    It says cd rom rewriteable on the outside and when after I installed Nero, I
    get the option to burn dvd or cd but when I try to burn a dvd there is no
    device listed.
    Is there a way to determine from just looking at the pc from outside?



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    Re: how to tell if I have dvd writer or just reader

    run Nero infotool it can display your device capability's

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    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: how to tell if I have dvd writer or just reader

    It would more than likely say "DVD+/-R or DVD+R or DVD-R or DVD/RW" on the
    front. Also, what does Nero call the device? It should give you a device
    name, model number or something.

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    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: how to tell if I have dvd writer or just reader

    Device Manager will tell you.

    "-keevill-" <keevillus@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > How can I tell if my dvd rom is a writer or just a combo reader ?
    > It says cd rom rewriteable on the outside and when after I installed Nero,
    > I get the option to burn dvd or cd but when I try to burn a dvd there is
    > no device listed.
    > Is there a way to determine from just looking at the pc from outside?
    >
    >

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