I just built a new computer. I have a Samsung 183L that for all intents and purposes seemed to be running perfectly until I tried to burn a CD-R or DVD-R. I’ve tried every method I can think of. When I put the CD or DVD media into the drive, Vista autodetects the blank media and asks me to format it with one of two methods. The first option (livefile or whatever) initiates the format then at the end says it could not complete the format. Drag and drop doesn’t work neither does burn to disc or master file formatting. I purchased Roxio Easy Media 9 and that also did not work. It could be a Vista problem, but I now suspect the drive should be replaced. What do you guys think?
I am running SD37P2 with E6700; Corsair XMS 2 DDr2 800 4x1 GB; Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB; Samsung 183L Sata DVD±R.