I have been having a major issue with my DVD burner, ever since I upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista. My DVD burner is a TSST R/RW. I can get the specific name, once I reboot....since it's 'missing' from my computer at the moment. I have to reboot my computer every time I want to use my DVD drive. It will reappear and work just fine, once I have reboot. I will use it, to burn a DVD and then it will disappear again. When it disappears, it doesn't show up in My Computer, it doesn't appear in my Explorer, nor my Device manager. If I restart completely, then voila, it's there again! I have googled and tried all sorts of 'fixes'. Tried finding and downloading drivers that will supposedly 'fix' the issue and they have not worked. I am exhausted from trying. The drive works perfectly, always has, it has some sort of compatibility issue it seems, with Windows 7. Something changes between the reboot and my completed 'burn' of a disc.
I am begging someone that knows how to fix this, to help me. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1720 and the drive came with the computer.
Any help is appreciated, I just need to have this issue fixed so I don't have to quit what I am doing every time a disc is done. I burn pretty much on a daily basis.