Thanks for the advice. If nothing else works, I will try re-seating the drive cable. But the drive still reads DVDs and CDs and burns CD-RWs just fine. I'm wondering what could possibly be wrong.
Here is a screenshot of what I mean:
I remember a long time ago, beneath the red circle, there were more options for CD-RWs, including an option for "erase this CD-RW." They have simply disappeared!
Call me old-fashioned but the reason why I still try to use optical disks is because I don't want to mess around with wires in my car, and my car doesn't have an mp3 player.
btw, it is a laptop.
Edited by CJustin, 01 June 2009 - 09:00 PM.