In August of 2011, I installed a Samsung SH-S222A Dvd reader/writer. Although it worked for some time, this drive now fails like the previous drive; i.e., it'll read any DVD I install, but won't write to any: +R, -R or +RW. If I right-click on drive letter with a writeable disk installed, 'format' isn't even listed as an option.
I have Win XP.
Device Manager lists device as: "TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A"
I've tried the "Microsoft Fixit.dvd" tool, it reports "the drive isn't capable of writing;" complains that "class & device filter drivers are corrupt."
I've removed the device from "Device Manager" and removed the "upper" and "lower" filters from the registry to no avail.
I'm convinced (this could be my major downfall) that I have a sftwr. problem; but can't find a way out.
I'd appreciate any and all help!