In fact, it will accpet cd's (-rw, -r, -rom) but it won't display them in Explorer... It's as if the drive is empty. Nero and Easy Cd Creator 6 always ask for a blank disc although the disc is fine and ready to be burned to.
I have edited the registry to recognize the drive correctly using the article:
I reinstalled the ASPI from 4.71.2 back down to 4.61 and everything checks out. Nero Info Tool tells me that the NERO ASPI is good as well...
I have tried flashing the Sony CRX230EE-BS to the Lite-On drives SOHR-5239S and SOHR-5239V (pretty sure this is the S version, though)... still nothing.
I have removed the drive in Device Manager AND the IDE Channel and let Windows detect it upon reboot..
I have also removed the drive and booted and then shut down and reconnected and booted back up again to nothing.
I don't get it, The drive is recognized plain as day, no hardware conflicts, DMA is ON, Using the Same TDK 52X CD-R's I have always used (even tried different brands to make sure it wasn't the discs!)
Any suggestions? Please don't tell me my drive is bad already, it's less than a month old.
Note: EVERY Lite-On drive that I have ever purchased, DVD-ROM or CD-RW died within a year, EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM! 6 drives total..... I have just about lost hope in them if I can't get this one running again....If I knew this sony was on OEM Lite-ON I would have stayed away like the plague.