Hi. I've had this drive for a while and really like it, never any problems, but I always used DVD+R media. The other day there was a 50-spindle of HP DVD-R media for sale REALLY cheap at Staples so I grabbed it, knowing I had a +/- capable drive.
Or so I thought.
After hours of searching through these and other forums, updating Nero to 184.108.40.206, flashing to the latest official Sony firmware (YYS6) then when that didn't work crossflashing to the SHW-1635S's YS0Y firmware without any luck I'm forced to ask here. Is there something wrong with my drive? Do you think it's Nero? (I have nothing else to test with, so I guess it could be, but I've never had problems before.) What else might it be?
Any and all responses/consideration are appreciated.
Also of note: DISCInfo and Nero InfoTool both show the drive to be DVD-R capable, but Nero refuses to burn to DVD-R, giving me the "This disc is not writeable, please insert a writeable disc" error.
Looking in Nero InfoTool at the "Disc" tab with a brand-new, unwritten disc in the drive shows capacity as 0 MB, blank capacity n/a, and Disc status as "Closed, finalized." What's going on? I'm about to start pulling my hair out here...
EDIT: Downloaded CDBurner XP Pro 3, used its Disc Info menu, got the same deal: Last Session: Empty Session, Disc Status: Disc is Closed. Any ideas?