DVD-Recorders might write formats that are not always recognised in computer drives. Please check the manual of your recorder for further information about this.
Also, try to sort out if there are general issues with DVD-RAM discs. You need a blank disc or just one you can delete. Format the disc (unfortunately, Windows XP supports only FAT32), and see if you can write and read data on it.
I've read that this may be a UDF2 driver issue, but I'm running XP SP2 so I should be OK?
XP should read UDF2 formatted discs, but there is always a chance, that you recorder is using some variant that is not supported.
You can also try Panasonic's UDF driver, which adds UDF write support to Windows' integrated driver. Just ask Iris at Toshiba.com for DVD-RAM drivers and get the latest version offered Please read the enclosed documentation after having installed the drivers as you want to work with discs written by a standalone recorder.
Important note: Make sure, there is no packet writing software like InCD, DLA, etc installed. Also any software that installs virtual drives should be removed from the system.
I'm a bit gutted at the mo, only bought this drive for its DVD RAM capability, to get my movies and tv programmes off DVD RAM and onto something more universal.
I can understand you.
Has anyone else had this problem?
I haven't yet set up my Panasonic drivers for my new 182 yet, as I am running W2k, and I have to edit some inf files there.