EDIT: If you found this via a search, the problem was solved by removing CDRWIN5 from my system. This software was causing a CD image simulation device to reappear constantly in my device manager, despite being removed manually. When present, this device appeared to interfere with the ability of several of the lite-on tools to properly recognize my drive(s).
I've spent 2 days searching on this, found lots of threads kind of touching on this issue, but nothing that really seemed to fit my situation, so I'm posting in hopes someone can suggest what I need to look at.
I have a LDW-811s, firmware HS0K, on a p4 running Win 2k.
I can't seem to force the booktype setting on my dvd+rw to dvd-rom. Also, when I run the booktype utility (I'm using 1.0.4) or kprobe, under the drive selection tab, I never see the drive brand/model, only the bus-id's....e.g. 2-0-0-0, but no "Lite-On DVDRW LDW-811s HS0K". Also, the firmware updater for HS0P fails to recognize my drive ("No matched drive detected! !").
Nero, and other burning software, and windows all see the drive, and model correctly. I seem to have up to date IDE drivers. I do seem to have a system ASPI and Nero ASPI, and I had some suspicion from my searches that this could be at issue, but I couldn't quite gather in what way, or what I should/would need to do about it.
I don't know what else to look at - I'm happy to post any other info that's important that I overlooked here, or can gather.
Thanks for any ideas, it's kind of frustrating. I have some devices in the house that don't like DVD+RW very much but that I have verified will work with booktype-set disks, so this is a problem for me.