TSST Corp CD/DVDw TS-L632D ATA Device is what Device Manager calls my drive.
Now, I am running Vista Home right now. This computer had XP when I bought it, then I clean-installed Vista Basic, then upgraded to Vista Home thereafter. On each OS, I was able to read and to write CDs and DVDs. I found some while ago that I couldn't burn CDs anymore, and that some DVDs could not be read on the computer. I found out several days ago that the reason my DVDs weren't being read was because the lens was dirty - a lens-cleaning disk I found around the house took care of it. Now, I tried burning CDs (with WMP 11, by the way) and it still didn't work - the program would go through the motions of processing each track and writing them to the CD, then finalizing and ejecting the disk, but the disk would have nothing written on it, just as it was before the burning started.
I downloaded CDBurner XP and for some odd reason, I was able to burn my audio CDs just fine!....for one night. Shortly thereafter, I ran into the same problem which is what I have now - it goes through the motions, but the CD comes out completely blank.
Thanks to the help I've gotten at this forum, I've confirmed the existence of and have been slowly removing various rootkits and trojans on my computer, and would like to know if that would be the cause of my problems, or if there's something more to why my computer might not let my programs put data on my CDs? Any help at all is appreciated - I want to release a personal EP CD for myself since I'm a musician, and would like to be able to produce physical disk copies of it for people.