I removed your topic from my list; I only saw it today by accident.
I note the screenshot. I just don't see why you consider the drive has to be displayed as a DVD-RW drive.
Yes, it is a DVD-RW drive, it is also a DVD-RAM drive. I have a DVD-RW drive, which is also a RAM drive
and it shows up in My Computer as DVD-RAM Drive (F:).(no burning problems here).
Any number of Google searches will state the case. Here's just one:http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/dvd-burner/liteon-dh-20a4p/
Note under Technical details:
Product Description LiteOn DH-20A4P - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - IDE
Device Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
Optical Storage DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 5.25" x 1/2H
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
So I repeat the questions:
1. What software are you trying to use to burn your disks.
You may have incorrect speed settings for all I know; may be set on maximum
or something higher than the recommended speed, 8x, 12x, whatever.
The drive is capable of handling many types of disk, including DVD+RW, so the burn program would be suspect, IMO.
(unless it is just giving up - how old is it?)
Or the disks; I have no experience with Kypermedia disks, so cannot comment on their suitability.
2. Can you burn with the same program with the drive installed in the Vista PC.
3. Additional: what is the exact error message you get, when you try to burn - that information may be
helpful, to enable suggestions to be made to resolve the issue.
I have to make the point that your reply did not answer the questions originally asked;
you merely restated your objection to the way the drive shows up and your reluctance to reinstall.
The more information you give, the more likely it is that a possible solution can be suggested by members.
Edited by petewills , 17 June 2010 - 10:36 AM.