A few years back I got a dell with a TEAC DV-W58E dvd burner. For about a year it would record onto the dvd-r's just fine. Then all of a sudden it wouldn't recognize the blank discs. I would go to burn and it would just say "Please insert blank or rewritable disc." As far as I know I didn't change anything. It was too long ago to do one of those system restore things and go back a few days.
Throughout the entire time I used the burner I never once changed the dvd-r type (always stuck with Magnavox DVD+R), so I don't think its one of those +/- issues. I've tried multiple burning software and all of them give me about the same message so I don't think thats the problem. And finally I've tried every driver for it on the internet, I've even uninstalled the entire thing and started from scratch. No matter what I try I get that same message.
The burner can read DVDs just fine, it can even reads DVD-Rs that I burnt using the same TEAC. It can also still burn CD-Rs. I have a pretty decent knowledge of computer stuff and can usually solve these sort of problems on my own, but this time I'm really stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated.