I started in the hardware forum with my problem. But now I think it is a operating system problem.
My problem is that my dvd-rw drive works fine execpt that the drive will not recognize blank dvd's. The drive will burn cd's, play dvd's and cd's, but will not burn dvd's. It was sugested in the hardware forum that my drive is going bad. So, I replaced the drive and the same thing occurs. I checked further and discovered that I'm able to burn dvd's with this drive when using Nero. I just can't burn dvd's with windows media center or windows. When I put a blank dvd- or +r into the drive, the drive switches from dvd-rw to cd drive in "my computer" and doesn't recognize that media. So, windows will not allow me to burn dvd's or burn dvd's in media center. Obviously something has changed causes this to happen. I don't know what to do. I'm almost ready to reinstall the operating system. But I don't want to.
My operating system is windows media center 2005 sp3. My computer is sony vaio vgc-rb38g.
I appreciate any help.