DVD Player Turns Into A CD Player?


New Member
Years ago when I had this old laptop, which was an HP pavilion notebook, in this laptop was a DVD drive, that could read both DVD and CD, once I was burning to a DVD and then half way through, it stopped and said that I was trying to use a DVD on a CD player. Today I'm still having this issue, I've tried reformating my computer TWICE, that did not work, I tried putting a new DVD drive in and it still said that it was a CD drive. Can anyone explain to me how this is possible? My best guess is that something is wrong with the motherboard.


Staff member
What specific notebook is it?

Some older combo drives had a DVD component that could only read DVDs and read/write on CDs.

What new drive did you put in?


New Member
A Pavilion dv6, also I'm not entirely sure but I think I put a blue ray in. It's not in there anymore it's still the original drive.