I have scoured the internet for the past 3 hours. My wife is pissed by now because it is Sunday and I have ignored her and the baby all day trying to resolve this.
I just installed an “NEC 8X Black DVD+RW/-RW Drive, Model ND-2500A, OEM Bulk” purchased from newegg.com.
Of course it is OEM so it didn’t come with software. I got a copy of Nero 6.0 and was able to burn a backup copy of my MP3s onto a blank DVD without an issue. The burn was successful and all the files show in Nero. DVD Movies play fine as well. The drive can read from CDs without an issue either.
The problem is that when I go to “My Computer” to access the DVD with the MP3s I just burned, the icon says “DVD-R” but right next to it reads “CD Drive ( D: )” and when I click on the drive to access the contents all I get is a blank window with no files in it. When I remove the DVD from the drive it goes back to reading “DVD-RW Drive ( D: )”.
Even putting in a completely blank DVD it switches under “My Computer” from “DVD-RW Drive” to “CD-Drive”.
I have read many posts on the web I found doing Google searches and this seems to be a common problem. However, none of the threads seem to provide the “fix”.