Ah, good, I wasn’t sure what all information would be needed.
I’m on Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2 without any added hotfixes. The BenQ uses the BSRB firmware, and the Lite-On is on LL0C. I only have Nero 188.8.131.52 installed for burning.
The media isn’t affecting anything, as this isn’t a burning issue, it happens with any media: DVD-V, DVD-R/RW (blank and written), Audio CD, CD-R/RW (blank and written), CD+G, CD Extra, Dreamcast MIL-CDs, Neo Geo CDs, Turbo Graphx 16 CDs, the list goes on.
If I run a program that tries to read the media, such as EAC, Nero, or any program looking for it’s ‘run’ CD, it will generally be able to find it, but explorer won’t.
Lets see, what else? Both CD drives have had their firmware cross-flashed, but I made sure they were of the right type, and cross flashed them ages ago, before the problem started so I doubt that would be the problem.