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I have a sony DW RW-G120A drive that only recognises DVD+R formats but not DVD-R is there something I can do so my drive recognises both formats. Also I have an intermitent problem where I insert a disk into my D drive and it won't read any disk at all, I have to then delete the drive and reinstall it so it works again. I have not been able to find a better driver or a cause to this problem :rolleyes:

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DVD+R and DVD+RW
DVD+R and DVD+RW formats are supported by Philips, Sony, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Ricoh, Yamaha and others.

DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM
These formats are supported by Panasonic, Toshiba, Apple Computer, Hitachi, NEC, Pioneer, Samsung and Sharp.

Unfortunatley there is not much you can do to change this, however it's no problem to simply use supported format removable media!

As for the drive being unable to read disks, this is one of those 'many possibilities' situations for which i would carry out the following diagnosis steps ( in this order ) before coming to any conclusions!
Inspect the Disc

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Clean the Disc

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Test the Disk in another Drive

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Clean the Drive

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Quit Unnecessary Software

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Look for Known Issues with the Drive or Recording Software

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Check for Drive Firmware Updates

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Make Sure You Are Using Protected Mode Drivers

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Enable/Disable UDF Support

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Disable DMA for the Drive

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Reduce Drive Caching

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Disable Auto-Insert Notification

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Remove Duplicate Drives [IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Windows 95

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition

[IMG]http://support.microsoft.com/library/images/support/kbgraphics/public/en-us/downarrow.gif[/IMG]Obtaining a Replacement Disc

Hope this helps to resolve the issue.....

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