[qanda]This thread is about the Sony AW-G170S. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Last year I installed an OEM Sony Optiarc AW-G170S DVD-RW drive in my Dell 9200 (Win XP SP2). No drivers came with it, but it worked. However, it has problems recognizing / reading many CD-R and DVD-R discs, either blank or burned on another drive (discs that my other CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive sees just fine). It tries and tries and tries until I give up and eject it.
So my newbie question is: Do I need to 1) Find a better driver than one that Windows XP picked, and/or 2) Update the firmware, and/or 3) Get a new drive, and/or 4) Learn what brands it likes and use those discs, and/or 5) Other?
Any clues, leads, links, or hints would be greatly appreciated.