For several years now, my CD-ROM drive has been acting strange. It will read and write CD-RW discs just fine, but can neither read nor write CD-R.
Whenever I try to put in an old CD-R disc with data, it won't read or show that a disc is present in the drive.
The drive is listed as "HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N." The driver is from Microsoft (version 5.1.2535.0, date: 7/1/2001), and the "device is working properly," so it says. I'm running XP SP2.
Any steps on troubleshooting? Do I need a new driver? Help is greatly appreciated, and I apologize if I've posted this in the wrong forum.