I recently got this drive & it worked fine until i updated my XP Pro from SP1 to SP2. I was able to burn CD-R's using Alcohol without any problem, didn't try the DVD's then.
Now after XP2 my Toshiba drive is not detecting any blank media or not even reading the CD's i burned using the same drive while it was under SP1. Windows is able to detect the drive as DVD-RW Drive and it report its status as "working fine". When i doulble click on its icon in My Computer, it opens with a blank window even when the tray is empty. My other drive which is Pioneer would not open in a new window when it is empty. I have tried different burning softwares but nothing is getting this drive to work.
On another forum, someone suggested that XP SP2 has corrupt/buggy "atapi.sys". Please read http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,10994750~mode=flat
I have replaced the SP2 atapi with SP1 atapi, but nothing happened!
Toshiba support was not helpful at all & they suggested i remove SP2 which i do not wish to do as SP2 offeres better security. After drifting in the cyberspace for a few weeks, i have reached here & ask you nice fellows to help me out.
My system is AMD 2800, Soltek Mother Board, ATI All-in-Wonder 128 Graphic, 1GB memory.