I found the following post on another board here, but it was from a couple years ago, but I'm having the same problems...here's the post I found:
every time i put the disc in it asks for a blank disc. so now for the proscess of elimination. it WILL DO the following. read games movies music and any disc with content on it already. but will not recognize a blank disc. and have tried several of them out of the case still the same results. now here is the tricky part. i decide to try out sonic record now and see what happens. and it will burn music and pics on these same discs. but if i try it with windows its a no go. is there a setting somewhere that is off. i know the hardware works because it will burn with sonic. any help would be appreciated thanks
I have tried using Memorex CDRW's & CDR's and Verbatim CDR's, all new from the box but none of them are recognized. The solution I found on the other forum was this:
Click on my computer highligh your DVD-RW in my computer page right click on the drive, click on property, on property page click on Recording and make sur the box for "enable CD recording on this drive" is checked do the same thing for second drive. I hope this would help.
I tried to do this, but when I opened the property page, there wasn't a "recording" tab. How do I get it back? What could have caused this? How do I fix it? Please help! Thank you!