DVD Recorder stopped working




Sorry for the newbie question but I am going mad here and I am looking for an expert’s help

I bought a BenQ external DVD rewriter and after working for a few months it is no longer recognized by my computer as a rewriter but still is as a normal DVD Drive!

Does anyone know how I can get it back to a rewriter so I can continue my burning fun!? I don’t want to go out and buy another just yet as I don’t know where the problem may lie, but the rewriter still works fine on my laptop, the only problem is the laptop is an antique and not very good for burning multiple files

Please help and thank you!


Is software like Alcohol or Virtual Drives installed?



Thanks for the reply, I don’t have any of those software applications, neither did I install anything around the time the Drive stopped working.
The program I use is Sonic and I have tried reintalling it but it does nothing.
Any other things I could do?