If you also have problems with a CD writer that is spinning up and down before burning (if burning at all), this is not software or firmware related.
I have had this problem with my LITE-ON 48246S and posted it here. It finally only could burn CD-RW's.
Well this is just the burner itself that has problems, becouse the meganism is a bit crooked for example.
I got a new writer now (also 48246S) and it burns perfect at any speed!