Hi, I recently purchased an upgrade drive for my Dell Inspiron 5150: the philips sdvd6004 dvd/cd-rw. It's supposed to be able to write DVD+R and DVD+RW, but I can't seem to get that to happen. :a
What seems so strange is that the drive is working! It reads CDs and DVDs, and it even writes CDs. But when I put in a blank DVD+R, it says there are 0 MBs free on the disc. I have Adobe Encore, which I tried using to burn DVDs, but it says there are no devices in the computer that can write DVDs.
I updated the driver (I think), but running Firmware 1.6 which I downloaded here . When I rebooted, I got a little message saying new hardware was found, but it still doesn't recognize writable DVDs and Encore still tells me I have no device that can write DVDs.