I have a TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H652H DVD/CD-ROM drive and it use to burn dvd and cd-r with no problem. I have not been using this feature for sometime and recently decided to backup my computer onto dvd-rw(s) that are Memorex brand (4x speed). It only recognizes the disk as cd-rw instead of dvd-rw. Also it shows that the amount of used space on the disk that has not been used, pulled from the bottom of the stack of unused disk has 4.37gigs of used space. I have tried uninstalling/updating software, rebooting and what not. The computer it is on is a Emachines with Windows XP. The drive has always had problems with different brands, but usually memorex has worked. Any ideas or input about this problem would be greatly appreciated because there are a lot of files that need to be backed up. Note the dvd-rw(s) are working great on my laptop for burning/reformatting so I am rather confused about this.
Desktop: Windows XP Home Edition (service pack 3)