Have installed a new Plextor PX712UF (external) and it is plugged into a USB 2.0 connection. The drive will play a DVD, music CDs, mp3's, etc. But I cannot write to it. At this point I am not trying to do anything fancy like burn a DVD, I am just simply trying to write to a CD-R. My computer recognizes the drive obviously but I get the following message when I try to access the drive with a blank CD-R in it.
("the drive:\is not accessible
I went to Plextor's website and downloaded the latest firmware update and installed but still get the above message.
So-called Plextor support tech helped me perform a "self-test" on the Plextor and it passed so we know the drive is working. They tell me it must be a software issue with my computer manufacturer and their responsbility stops with the self test. YA! I am running Win XP Pro and have 512MB of memory with a Pentium 4 processor. Can anyone suggest what might be the reason for the above message? Thank you folks.