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DVD Drive on Win2K3

 
Jon Lickey
Occasional Visitor

DVD Drive on Win2K3

I am trying to back up some data onto a DVD from a Proliant DL360G5 Server. After placing either a DVD+R or DVD-R disc into the drive the system does not see the media via explorer. Error message states that the drive is not accessible. What could be the issue? Driver? Media?
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: DVD Drive on Win2K3

You cannot see an empty media in explorer - it's empty!

Check your drive capabilities and media information for example with Neros info tool:

http://www.nero.com/enu/support-nero8-tools-utilities.html

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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Steven Clementi
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Re: DVD Drive on Win2K3

Jon:

What service pack are you running on the server? and is it R2?

Last I heard there was no driect to DVD support, like there is for a regular CD. You can ony use 3rd party software to write to DVD.


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Jon Lickey
Occasional Visitor

Re: DVD Drive on Win2K3

Yes it is Win2K3 R2 SP2

I ran the tool that Torsten suggested.

Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4084N
Type : DVD±R/RW DL Recorder
Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-R DL : No
Read HD DVD-RAM : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD DVD-RW DL : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : No
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : No
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-R DL : No
Write HD DVD-RAM : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD DVD-RW DL : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Labelflash : No
LightScribe : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96
Steven Clementi
Honored Contributor

Re: DVD Drive on Win2K3

Are you trying to use 3rd party software to write to the dvd? or just trying to do it from Windows Explorer?


Steven
Steven Clementi
HP Master ASE, Storage and Clustering
MCSE (NT 4.0, W2K, W2K3)
VCP (ESX2, Vi3, vSphere4, vSphere5)
RHCE
NPP3 (Nutanix Platform Professional)
Jon Lickey
Occasional Visitor

Re: DVD Drive on Win2K3

I would like to just use Windows Explorer like you can for a CD. However, I am starting to think that you are correct with the idea that you MUST use a 3rd Party tool to write to a DVD.