[B]Update [/B]- with help from something I read in another thread I have managed to flash the burner with the latest firmware from Sony, but my problem remains. Both drives normally read CDs and DVD’s (but not DVD-RAM) but inserting a blank disc to write to usually results in BSD and a message saying “Windows has been shut down to protect your computer”, then on restart “Windows has recovered from a serious error”. Jumpers as before i.e. the AW-G170 is slave, like the previous DVD-ROM.
Wondering about software conflicts so removed all except Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD which was pre-installed on my computer - no difference. Have removed and re-installed both od’s several times which usually crashes computer with the same error messages.
I am so fed up with this and would really appreciate some help.