Thanks everyone for your comments. Thnkx also pinto2 for your welcome :), Great forum. Well you are right I should have provided this information in the firstplace. I am writing my system specs below.
Also something interesting happened. I took the dvd writer to a friend's place, and managed to write several dvds there with no problem. His computer recognized the writer as an ide device with only the brand and code of the writer (Philips DVDR1668L1) in the device manager. When I came home, I decided to remove my other writer (an ASUS cd writer), and connect only the dvd writer. Windows than recognized the drive just as my friends system did, and the IDE ATAPI drive did not show NVIDIA IDE CONTROLLER DRIVER , but NVIDIA ATA CONTROLLER DRIVER.
I wrote three DVDS, with no problems after this. Now, my slave CD writer is gone. Maybe I can do something about it but I am tired of wasting quality dvds :). The only weird thing about the writer now is when I insert a DVD movie, game, vs. It just does not show the type of media that is in the drive. The icon keeps showing DVD-RW drive.
CPU: AMD Barton 2500+ @ 1.84 GHZ
GPU: Leadtek Nvidia Gforce 5900 XT
RAM: 2 * 512 MB Kingston 400 MHZ DDR 3200 CL3
HARD drive. Samsung 80gb 7200 rpm 8mb cache
slave drive: Asus CDRW (it also has occasional cd writing problems though not as serius as the other one)
M/B: EPOX rda3i nforce 2 chipset
IDE controller: NVIDIA nforce 2 IDE controller v2.6