I have been burning DVD's with this drive for months with no problem. Now all of sudden it won't recognize blank DVD's. I even watched the My Computer panel and it's Drive D. Empty it sits there as a DVD/CD ram drive. But when I put a blank DVD into the drawer and close it, it changes to a CD Drive and refuses to work. I just got a device and program to capture Video Tapes and transefer then to my computer, edit the video, add titles and transistions and so forth and then burn a DVD. I just did this yesterday and today it won't work. It keep popping the drawer open and telling me to place a blank disc in the burner and I do, but it rejects the blank DVD. I will play a DVD with no problem, a blank CD changes it into a CD device and when I eject the blank CD or DVD it reverts back to showing a DVD/CD burner. I am at my wits end. I have turned the system off and on and that didn't work. It's a Dell system and is a very high end machine, but I am at a loss on what to do about this.
Anyone have any ideas?