My Plextor PX-712A drive, although connected to an IDE controller, is shown in the Windows XP Professional Device Manager as a SCSI CdRom Device. When I open Properties on this device, there is no Recording Tab in which to set the properties. As a result, I am unable to write to the drive directly from Windows. I have checked the registry and the Drive Type is reflected as a “2” which should indicate a CD Writer, I believe.
I have uninstalled the drive several times and let Windows find it and reinstall the drivers on startup, with the same results.
Although this has always been the case since I originally installed the drive, it has not been a problem until I recently began having problems writing to the drive from Roxio Easy CD Writer. I deinstalled the Roxio program and wanted to write directly from windows with no success. I receive an error message that says, “F:/ is not accessible. Incorrect function”.
Is this normal? If not, what do I need to do to have the drive install correctly.
Thank you for your assistance.