I'm having trouble with the computers at my workplace. For some reason, the DVD-RW drives installed in our prefab systems refuse to write to DVD-Rs. The image will write fine, but when I insert the blank DVD-R to burn, it tells me that I didn't insert any "writable" media, and refuses to do anything until I put a DVD-RW in the drive. It burns to DVD-RWs just fine. (Well -- to be specific, I've been doing this with DVD+RWs. But it should be able to write DVD-Rs!)
The funny thing is that we got an extra DVD-RW burner, a Sony DL, and installed it in one of our computers, and we never get the problem on that drive. Only the ones that came with the computers. Also, I'm pretty sure it's not a software thing. It did it when I was using Sonic, and after switching to CloneDVD, I get basically the same error.
What do you think the problem is? DVD-RWs are expensive! I would have gone and installed new firmware, etc., but I can't even figure out what brand these DVD-RW drives are. There aren't any logos on the face, and the device manager just calls it a "NU DVDRW DDW-081" and lists the manufacturer as "(Standard CD-ROM drives)".
It burns CDs just fine.
I'm running Windows XP, mostly with SP2.
Thank you ~