My BENQ DW1610 recognizes DVD films but no longer recognizes (BENQ) DVD-R discs, and I am at a complete loss as to why. Whenever I place a virgin DVD-R disc in the drive, DW1610 transforms itself only into a CD-Rom drive.
According to Drive Region Info 2.2, the BENQ drive has no region protection. I recently installed firmware B8T9RPC1, and DVD IdlePro 5.8. My system drivers include the following:
Ther DVD drive has no "Current region" set, though I am warned that I only have two changes remaining (I have no idea how I managed to do that). Maybe that is the problem -- perhaps I should set a region, I don't know anymore.
In a bid to circumvate the problem I installed DVD Region Killer 22.214.171.124, and uninstalled it as it did not help. I have tried other firmware, but again nothing helped.
I have read and reread different posts in this forum, checked out the Microsoft website as well as the BENQ official (useless) and unofficial website, and still am puzzled.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.