Thank you Arachane for your advice regarding Alcohol's setting "If you have Alcohol installed, go to the settings, then to Emulation, and make sure "Ignore Media Type" is unchecked"
I just spent the good part of a day trying to figure out why my DVD +/- RW's were going to crap after 1 use. (I recently installed Alcohol 120)
Googling is only as good as the wording used in the search and until I looked for something regarding 'DVD-RW's being turned into DVD-ROM's' and found your comment, I was thinking it had to be Vista since no matter what program I used, nothing changed the issue.
I have used Alcohol 120 for various needs / reasons on & off for some time and have never heard, much less personally experienced, this 'little matter' that it was causing.
I registered to this forum solely to send you my regards, and thanks for your assistance.
In helping one person, you helped others.