Well, this is my problem:
I used Syncback V126.96.36.199(fr) to backup several data directories from my hard drive to a DVD-RW in my GSA-2166B. I usually use Nero 7.0, but this time I had a glass of wine and went crazy. Just had to try something new and unknown. Well, the backup went OK, and all of the files copied were rendered read only on the destination disk. Later when I attempted to use Nero or other copy software to copy files from my hard drive to ANY type of CD or DVD disk in my GSA-2166B or my HP DVDwriter 840e, or just save files to a DVD-RAM disk (formatted as FAT32) in either of these USB drives, I got a message that the drive â€œis not accessible,â€ and that I am attempting an â€œincorrect function.â€ The files on the CD and DVD disks can be viewed with Windows Explorer, opened, and copied back to the hard drive. Itâ€™s as if the LG drive has been write-protected! I've been happily using a Panasonic driver for working with DVD-RAM disks. But now I can't use DVDForm (the Panasonic driver formatting program) without receiving an error message that the disk can't be formatted. (I've never been able to use WinXP to format the RAM disks.) I had no problems with the GSA-2166B before using Syncback. It was installed weeks before I used it for the first time. Of course I posted in the forum at Syncback and was told that Syncback couldn't have caused the problem. No way. Well, what, then? I've used the GSA-2166B to make dozens of cds and dvds before using Syncback, all with no problems.
I am running Windows XP Home Edition with all service patches installed. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the drives. I have restored my system to how it was before installing SyncBack. Still, I receive the same error messages! I'm able to copy files onto CD or DVD disks in a non-DVD RAM-capable drive, having enabled CD recording on that drive, so this write-protect problem seems just to prevent copying to any type of media inserted into DVD-RAM drives.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me un-write-protect my GSA- 2166B!!