This is for a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4374 laptop with a Matshita UJ-841S DVD-RAM drive under Windows XP.
I was able to use Windows Disk Management to format a new no-cartridge DVD-RAM disc to FAT32 (the only native read/write format for DVD-RAM under XP). From that point I should be able to use the drive like a hard drive with Windows Explorer. But if I try to create new folders, copy files, etc., Windows treats those actions the way it would if the disc were a CD. I get the message “You have files waiting to be written to CD.” That seems wrong, but if I play along and tell it to write those files to CD, I get a message along the lines of “The disc is full or the wrong type.”
The Matshita UJ-841S is not on Microsoft’s list of supported DVD-RAM drives, but it came from the factory with XP installed, so presumably it should work. (I’d press Toshiba but this is out of warranty.)
Anyone recognize this?