CD/DVD drive - explorer will not recognize blank or formatted writable media
Posted on 2008-06-25
Toshiba Tecra M3 - came with Matshita CD/DVD drive. Will not recognize a CD or DVD unless something on it. Have tried several brands or CD and DVD's.
Will correctly deal with CD or DVD with content (files, audio, video).
Problem existed even when had Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 on it, but have recently put in new hard drive (after corrupted) and loaded OS and all SW from scratch - Roxio not yet put back on. When it was on, could write to blank CD/DVD using Roxio- and now can do image burn by using Imgburn.
Had difficulty creating Norton Ghost recovery disk as Ghost would not recognize any writable media in drive when came to writing to make a bootable CD. When instead put in bootable disk created by imgburn on CD-RW, Ghost grabbed all the data, then erased the CD, and then successfully wrote a bootable recovery disk
There is no updated driver for Matshita - which seems to be a pseudonym for Panasonic OEM product in Toshiba laptop, and no manufacturer (Toshiba or Panasonic) seems to support this drive. I THINK I tried reinstallation of driver at some point, and now do not seem to have a fresh copy of driver around (haven't googled it lately).
Any thoughts? I have another computer with a fully functional DVD/CD burner, and I have worked around this issue, but would like the CD/DVD drive on the Toshiba laptop to be fully functional/