After burning countless cd's over the last year or two, the windows built in cd software seems to have failed. It starts, seemingly fine, but refuses to recognize any blank media in the device. At first, I thought it was a drive issue, maybe my drive was going, but it still read non-blank cd's. I tried several different brands of blank media, and even tried a different drive, but neither had any effect. Finally, I tried using Nero, and surprisingly it worked. This narrows the porblem down to the imapi.exe. It is enabled and starts in the services, but still fails to work outside a burning program.
(I thought it may have been some kind of worm (like Alcon.a), but after several virus/spyware scans, nothing came up. As a precaution, I also searched for any .com files that may have been inhibiting the service, but still to no avail.)
Any solutions/advice would be greatly appreciated.