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Registered: ‎06-02-2011
Location: USA
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WR DVD Drive not capable of writing

i have a ThinkPad W520 (4276-37U).   In the product spec it says the following regarding the DVD drive "CDRW/DVDRW",  which I assume means read / write.   I'm trying to burn and ISO image to a DVD.    Windows reports that the drive is not capable of writing and infact the device driver says ROM in the description


"Optiarc DVD ROM DDU7710H SCSI CdRom Device"


Do I have the wrong driver?   If so,  please point me to the correct RW driver because I have not been able to find it on your site.    If not,   how do I get the drive I purchased?


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Registered: ‎06-08-2013
Location: BE
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Re: WR DVD Drive not capable of writing

You need to buy a DVD-RW or DVD+RW. DVD-R or DVD+R is not writeable. You probably inserted a DVD+R or DVD-R. Or maybe it was written already.

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Jonas Hendrickx

Lenovo Insider - Windows Insider MVP

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Registered: ‎04-25-2010
Location: Southampton, UK
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Re: WR DVD Drive not capable of writing

Try taking the DVD drive out and check that it is actually a DVDRW drive.  Perhaps the machine shipped with a DVDROM drive which can only read DVDs. 


DVD-R and DVD+R are certainly writable - just not RE-writable (which is what DVD-RW and DVD+RW are).

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