I have encountered a slight annoyance with my SH-S182D writer. It is usually reported as a DVD-RAM drive in Windows XP Pro. However, there have been a few occasions where it is reported as a CD drive and so won’t play DVDs, instead only opening them like data files. The problem is solved by rebooting.
Is there any easier fix or way around this? I am googling this issue at the moment but thought I’d ask here since you’re all so knowledgeable.