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how to tell if I have dvd writer or just reader

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-keevill-

#1
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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Dustin Harper

#3
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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Dustin Harper
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"dmex" <dmex.32k5r5@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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> run Nero infotool it can display your device capability's
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> dmex
 
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Colin Barnhorst

#4
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?
>
>