I’ve got an AOpen DVRW2412PRO dvd+rw in my upstairs PC, and it used to work… but now, applications don’t detect it as a DVD drive, just as a CDRW.
Nero’s drive information tool lists it as not having +R/+RW read or write capabilities.
I messed around with firmware updates for a while to no avail (although I did find a handy region free firmware for it…) - I also looked in the registry for a while, uninstalled and reinstalled the device in windows’ device manager and generally fiddled about, but found nothing.
Does anyone know why the capabilities of a DVD drive might suddenly change according to windows, and how I might fix it, short of formatting and reinstalling Windows (damnit Microsoft…)?
The PC is running Windows XP home edition with SP1 and most of the updates, bar one that messed with Avid.