[QUOTE=Albert;2119365]Well, Windows will show blank DVDs as blank CDs. This is normal for Windows XP; the integrated burning function isn’t meant to recognize blank DVDs.
The issue recognizing blank CDs does sound like it’s time for a new drive. There have been many [MANY] new drives from LG since the days of the GSA-4166B [and the drives related to it, including this drive]. They’ve even since changed the naming scheme twice.
Probably the best test you could do is pull the drive out and try it in another system. Alternatively, get a new burner and see if it does the same thing.[/QUOTE]
Neither of those tests are an option at the moment. We have 2 other computers but they’re both laptops, and getting a new drive is out of the question since we’re a bit tight on cash. I’ll just live with burning CDs on one computer and DVDs on another.
Oh another thing that might be relevant. When burning DVD’s the device buffer doesn’t fill all the way, and can only burn at 4x which is much slower than it used to. It had issues with slow burning and burning in general before because it changed itself to PIO(or XP did it).
I don’t really need to burn faster than 4x so its no big deal. Thanks anyway.