Thank you for the very helpful reply.
Well, it appears I have a big problem. When I run the InfoTool, it shows the "Retriving Info" window, the bar at the bottom gets about a quarter way through, it finds my Sony CD-RW, but just underneath that it just shows this:
Then, the tool crashes, a long with my taskbar. I then have to reboot my computer to get everything working again. Cool eh? :rolleyes:
So, I am guessing it's a hardware corruption? I don't see how as my old CD-RW is older and has been through the exact same as the Phillips drive, and the Sony still works BTW. Nothing has happened to it. It just died randomly.
If you can provide any more help that would be great.