Welcome to the forum dogbreath.
You won't be able to find drivers for any DVD writer because Windows uses a standard set of drivers for every DVD writer. Unlike a printer or a video card, Windows needs no special drivers to use a DVD writer.
Unless you mean firmware updates instead.
As for your problem, check and see if your system uses nVidia IDE drivers. If it does, uninstall the drivers and let windows reboot with its default IDE drivers. See if that does the trick. There have been quite a lot of problems reported by people using nVidia's IDE drivers with their DVD writers.