I just did a fresh reinstall of Win XP on my home system and I'm not able to burn a data CD using my internal Lite-On CD RW. Prior to this, it worked fine (was able to burn both data cd and music mixes). What happens now is I throw in a clean CD to be written. When I use Nero, software pops up saying everything is cool and does the image thing and then it hangs during the buffering stage. My CD-RW drive just spins like crazy but never gets beyond the buffering stage. I have to reboot to stop the CD from spinning.
When I use regular windows explorer, it allows me to drag file over to CD drive and asks if I would like to burn it. I say 'yes' and it starts. It soon craps out, ejects CD and tells me it can't complete the process. I right clicked on the drive leter in My Computer and it appears it's setup as a writable CD. The only thing I did was update the firmware but is there some XP service that has to be enabled or is there some type of driver I need? I have WinXP Home edition and I just assumed all support was integrated or native to WinXP to allow cd burning by simplying dragging and dropping in windows. Thanks for any tips or help.