Windows will not recognize my dvd-rw writable drives as writable drives.
Posted on 2011-03-10
All of a sudden my computer with windows xp sp3 does recognize my dvd-rw drive as a writable
drive. This drive functions normally if I put it in another computer. The drive is an LG GSA-H55N.
I also hooked up an external ASUS dvd-rw drive which worked fine at first, but now it also is
not recognized by windows as a writable drive. I have done the upper & lower filters thing, I have
run the Microsoft 'fixit" tool which says the drives aren't writable. I have checked the registry
entries and both drives have a value of (2). I have updated the firmware, changed the ide cable.
I am at a complete loss. If these drives didn't work in another computer, I would just assume the
drives were bad, but that is not the case. What is corrupted in windows to cause this?