Using Slimtype Combo LSC-24081 and Win XP.
With Nero (184.108.40.206) the whole burning process seems to go normally, no errors, no acting weird. Just when the disk is completed and I try to read it, then
1) Win shows drive as a "CD Drive" not the name I had given to my compilation. (Empty drive is correct, "DVD/CD-RW Drive")
2) when clicking on the "CD Drive" (well, opening that is) all I get is an empty window, meaning there are no files on the disk to show, and yet
3) still it shows that the CD contains just as much data as I had burned on it. Except it's invisible and inaccesible.
I've wasted last 2 CDs like that and having not finalized either and in one case having burned only 32megs of data on it, I tried to put some more on it, just to see what happens. And guess what, Nero showed the practially empty disk as not writable. Nothing wrong with my files by the way.
Also, Nero CD-DVD Speed's all tests show that everything's fine with the disk, no errors or anything else seemingly wrong. But still everything is actually very much not right.
DMA is enabled, everything used to work just fine.
However I did install Alcohol 120% a while ago and right after completing the installation and trying to run it, Windows gave a serious error. That happened every time I started the program. (twice). and also on uninstall. I did manage to get rid of it eventually but that little bugger might have done something bad to my burner's software, I can't think of anything else. I even did a system restore. I cannot find the drivers for this device anywhere, so I'm afraid to uninstall them although Windows probably has some generic ones that would work. Or maybe not. Hell, it worked fine before and I didn't even expose it to any physical torture.
It has no trouble reading DVDs and other CDs, just the recent ones.
And since it's in my laptop, I'm not sending it to the warranty guys just like that to find out after 3 weeks of waiting, that all of it was my fault and I have to pay a fortune to them for finding that out, a new drive and hours of expensive work.