I have Lenovo T60 laptop. It is equipped with a Matshita DVD RAM Multi Burner. This DVD drive is labeled as a DVD rewritable drive and is supposed to be able to read and write DVD-/+R, DVD-/+RW, and Dual Layer.
This Drive will read and play regular DVDs, DVD-/+R, but will not read DVD-/+RW.
It will not even recognize the RW disc in the drive or let me explore. The drive will change to cd drive in explorer with a RW in it.
The DVD burner is brand new.
I have tried the drive in several identical laptops.
I have tried the drive with both Vista and XP.
I have also tried a similar model DVD burners in these laptops, which also behave the same way.
None of these set ups will read the DVDRW.
If I try a lower model DVD drive (regular DVD ROM with CD burning but no DVD burning) in the same laptops it will read and play the same DVDRW disc just fine! I don't get it!
I have looked through settings but I cant seem to make any of these DVD drives read discs they were designed for in any machine or configuration I can think of. I must be missing something here. Why would the regular DVD drives not have a problem reading and playing anything, but the higher end burners will not work right? I have heard the Matshita drives are problematic, but this makes no sense.