I very recently replaced an old friend, a Matsushita CW-7502B, with a new Lite-On SOHC-5235K Combo CDR/RW. The old CW was a SCSI unit and very reliable, albeit slow, for many years. I’ve installed the Lite-On unit and although it is recognized by XP, it cannot read a CD, whether pre-recorded or not. Obviously, I haven’t been able to enjoy its much higher burn speeds.
I’m at my wit’s end. I’m beginning to suspect that I’ve received a bad unit, but dread acquiring a RMA, and shipping it back, and waiting only to find that it’s something I’ve done or a system vs. drive problem. In fact I erased my existing recording software and attempted to install the software provided (Nero Xpress) but it returned a message that the “exe” was corrupt.
Please help. Any input would be very appreciated.