most freeware cd/dvd burning software (cdxpburner,burnaware,etc) report either no support or do not recognize my laptop dvd writer. Just purchased a new laptop with this problem. It is a lenovo G530 laptop with vista home premium os with Optiarc dvd rw ad-7580s ata device. Ashampoo suite does recognize the burner but i prefer the more compact freeware burning software and am looking for a workaround. Brian PS comments on the cdxpburner forum and the burnaware support point to the mode AHCI as at the root of the problem but with no straight forward solution. My technical knowledge is limited and would appreciate help. Did not experience the same problem with XP Professional on a Fujitsi Siemens V2045 laptop
Try ImgBurn. You didn't mention it in your post as not working. I've been using it for about a year and I've had no problems with it.
There is also a CDFreaks interaction in the Support tag at the NEC 8X Slim DVD Multi Writer page.
If nothing else works, you could post your problem there.
Old: I take it you have already used this and the question just has a typo.
Here is one more tool for you to try out: CDBurnerXP.
It might help if you get the
Brian PS comments links here.