Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:17 PM
Have you completely uninstalled those "freeware" programs you mentioned? After you do so, go to device manager (start, control panel, system, hardware tab, device manager, or if using vista, you can get to device manager straight from the system window). Go under the DVD/CD drive section, and find your DVD burner. Right click on it and click uninstall. Uninstall it, then restart your computer. This will reinstall your device drivers for it once you start your computer back up.
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943