I have a dell 1705 and i think i tracked down my issue thanks to some sluthing on the forums.
Now heres where I need help -
I have a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L532B - [FW DE04] - [ATAPI]
I bought (without knowing) crappy memorex media
I am having trouble writing to it.
This is the media, and I think i need to update the firmware to make the write strategy understand the discs.
Unique Disc Identifier : [DVD+R-DL:RITEK-S04-066]
Disc & Book Type : [DVD+R DL] - [DVD+R DL]
Manufacturer Name : [Ritek Corp.]
Manufacturer ID : [RITEK]
Media Type ID : [S04]
Product Revision : 
Blank Disc Capacity : [4,173,824 Sectors = 8.55 GB (7.96 GiB)]
Recording Speeds : [2.4x , 3.3x-8x]
DVD identifier copies to Media code Speed Editor - however, that says the firmware is Read only mode, and can not save it. Therefore I cant edit the firmware and make it write correctly.
Anyone know how to accomplish this?! I am STUMPED!