DVD-RWs not recognised as writable drives in Windows XP




I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with Windows XP (NT 5.01.2600) SP3

Recently I reformatted my system and installed a new bigger hard-drive

I have two DVD-RW drives

an OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7200A firmware version 1.06
and a PIONEER DVD-RWDVR-111D firmware version1.23

These are being found by windows and can read from discs fine
but Nero 8/ Nero 6 and Infrarecorder do not recognise the drives

I don’t think Windows recognises the drives as writable as there is no cd burning wizard displayed.

I have tried deleting the upper and lower filters and reinstalling the drives in windows and the microsoft fix to do this with no success

I have tried updating my BIOS and updating windows with no success.

I have tried updating the firmware on both the drives but neither tool found the drives and displayed errors to the effect.

Please could someone help me fix this problem