Hello Peeps and boffins of the forum,
As Leia once said, you are my only hope!!
I’m going bald trying to figure this out (“yes”, I’m a newbie and “yes”, I am no technical wizz!)… a few weeks back, I was happily able to burn my home videos to DVD RW discs (Philips… not cheap!), using my Philips DVDR1628 internal drive. I went away for 2 weeks, so no new software (as far as I’m aware) has been installed, and suddenly the computer doesn’t want to acknowledge that I have a DVD RW drive… whenever I insert a blank DVD RW disc, the icon in explorer changes to CD R and the info is that there is no free space on the disc.
It reads proper DVD’s, also reads and burns CD’s. IT doesn’t have an issue with previous DVD RW’s I’ve burnt, but it won’t let me erase them!
Nero ackowledges that it’s a DVD RW drive, but won’t actually burn anything!
I’ve installed the latest Firmware… makes no difference, I’ve uninstalled the drive and re-installed… nothing… How can it be working 1 minute then not the next? Also, when I review the driver info or try to choose a driver in windows XP, they all seem to be CD ROM only… surely there should be a choice for DVD RW?
You guys are the font of knowledge, so any help or advice would be appreciated… oh, and I’ve already restored to the last known date when everything was working fine… nada!