Similar to question/s asked about this before, but none of the solutions or in process answers have fixed the problem with the exception of trying to re-install Vista which I have not tried.
Problem: Vista - by this I mean Windows DVD Maker, Windows Media Player, Ulead Movie Factory 6.x - does not see either of the two DVD burners that are installed in the system. No Nero or other burning products (InCD, etc) are installed. The two DVD drives are Sony DRU-830A (with updated Vista driver from Sony) and a brand new, Vista compatible DRU-840A, both of which work on my XP boxes. Both drives are EIDE and installed on the MB EIDE controller. All hard drives are SATA and work fine. Both Sony drives are listed correctly in Explorer with their model description (i.e. DRU-830A, etc), but do not have the recording tab in properties.
Have tried uninstalling the EIDE and CDROM drives in device manager and this has not fixed the problem. Suggestions about deleting uper and lower filters, checking drive types, etc in the registry are confusing since all links are for XP and the registry listings for Vista seems, although similar, to be substantiall different so I have not attempted that. I have not tried re-installing/repairing Vista which could be problematical due to all the other software that is installed (i.e. a lot of work if I have to re=install that as well).
I build my own boxes, this one has: Asus P5B mb with latest BIOS (7-12-07), Intel Core Duo 6400 2.13ghz, 3gb ram, BFG 8800 640mb GTS vidieo card, etc.
Has a reasonably standard solution to CD/DVD burners not working on Vista been found?