Tried a search and the only reasonable result didn't help much. He's what's happening.
I insert a black CD-R into the drive and the computer completely locks up. Only way to fix it is a cold boot. If the disc is still in the drive during boot, I get a boot loop. And it wont boot into windows. I figured I would try a DVD and see what happens. It doesn't lock up but everything is super slow. Took at least 30 seconds to open the hardware manager. And it doesn't autoplay to my dvd software. The only thing that does work is the Lightscribe. I successfully made a lable using it.
I've tried looking at LG's website for drivers but I didn't even see this drive listed. Then I thought I would try a firmware update. Found 1.00-06 here on this website but that is my current firmware. Not sure what to do next.
Windows XP Pro SP3