I need some help.
I have a Comstar DVR-S111B DVD/RW in an external USB case. Windows sees it as a Pioneer DVD-114R.
I cannot get windows to recognize this as a RW drive. I’ve tried various CD/RW and DVD/RW media, and when the disk is in this drive Windows thinks it is read-only. The same disk in another PC’s DVD/RW drive recognizes it as a RW disk and will let me add files, erase, etc. I’ve tried both formatted RW media and blank media.
I’ve tried this on my 2 PCs - One desktop (with a busted CD/RW drive, which is why I bought this one) and also a Toshiba laptop. Both have WindowsXP home edition. The driver that gets installed is Microsoft 5.1.2535.0 from 2001. I have searched the web trying to find a newer driver but cannot find one for this drive.
What further complicates this is that when I first bought this unit last month I swear that I tried it and confirmed that it worked. Now that I want to use it again it seems to no longer function as anything but a CDR drive.
Any suggestions as to how to get this drive to work as a full-function DVD/RW drive?