This is driving me crazy. This is a homebuilt system that's been running for about 6 months. I've got a lite-on IHAS124-04 DVD burner that up until now I haven't used to burn DVD's. Never needed to try it. Well, now I do and I'm finding out that Windows isn't recognizing it as a burner. I use ConvertXtoDVD4 and it's reporting "no writer found".
Windows explorer shows it as a DVDRW drive but it doesn't treat it as such. The options to burn directly with explorer simply aren't there and it treats a blank DVD as "unreadable media:
Device manager shows it as a CDROM drive.
I tried deleting the driver and rebooting. That actually worked! I managed to burn 2 DVD's succesfully and then it stopped working again. No manner of deleting the driver and rebooting has restored functionality. What's going on here and how do I go about fixing this?
For what it's worth, I tried a portable USB burner. It behaves the same.