Hi, I have owned this Toshiba Satellite A105-S4084 for a little more than a year. It uses Windows XP.
To my knowledge there are no viruses on this computer nor is there any physical damage to it.
I bought some blank DVDs because I need to put alot of data onto some storage device and CDs are too small. Whenever I put the blank DVD into the drive however, my computer pretends that it isn't there.
I insert a blank DVD, and no window comes up.
The light on the side of the computer does not stay lit either.
When I click on the CD/DVD drive or try to run the D:\ drive, I get a message saying,
"D:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function."
-I tried uninstalling the driver and rebooting, letting windows detect it automatically, but it did not make a difference
-There is a box under properties that I have to click to ensure that the drive will write to CD's instead of "DVD-RAM". I made sure that box was unchecked.
The first brand of DVD-R I tried was Sony DVD-R Ver.1.3/1x-16x. Then I went out and bought ativa DVD-R (which has a compatibility chart saying that DVD-RAM drives can read and write to this type)
Neither or these DVD-Rs worked.
When it comes to reading/writing CD's, whether it be data or audio, everything works perfectly fine. When it comes to playing DVDs in my computer everything works perfectly fine.
I just can't get it to read a blank DVD and write to it.
I'm sorry if this question has been asked before. I couldn't find it in the threads. I would appreciate it if someone answers this or gives me a link to the proper thread.