[QUOTE=wiz40;2083007]I can put in a blank dvd rw or blank cdrw and burn. The device will not recognize any blank media in My Computer. I have uninstalled the bundled Nero with clean tool and am using ImgBurn (that was updated from DVD Decrypter.) I have uninstalled DVD Shrink also, it was not recognizing anything. Neither is ActiveISO burner (only if I want to burn something). It is also not recognizing burned discs I have made from video files. The only successful burn to date has been an Image file from Nero. Nothing I drag and drop is working, even after I reset all settings to default.[/QUOTE]
Ok, now I got it
That’s normal that you can’t recognize blank media under “My Computer” because windows have no burning software included.
To write files simply dragging them in the “my computer” window, you need a rewritable media. This is not possible with write-once discs.
However, the software used to write rewritable media in this way (called “packet writing” softwares) are not reliable at all (they fails in most of cases and all data written in the disc are almost invariably lost).
The only way to burn a write-once disc is a burning software.
If you don’t want use nero, there are many alternatives (some free like the excellent ImgBurn). You must simply select which files you want to burn in the disc [U]using the burning software[/U], and not dragging files directly on the disc.