ok, after countless hours on the phone with tech support, and lots of wasted money, I am deciding to turn to the wonderful Techy people on the internet.
So the problem is, whenever I go to burn a cd OR dvd, it always tells me "Please insert a writeable disk into drive E:/" (or D:/) Yes, there are blank disks in the drives. I know the drives work just fine because I went out and got an External CD/DVD Combo Writer and it also does the same.
I will start off by telling you the things that it could or could not be. I have gone into services.msc and checked to make sure IMAPI CD-Burning is enabled, which it is. Are there any other services that I should check? All of the firmware is up to date. I have reinstalled drivers many times. I have been doing some work with Virtual drives. I have heard that that can cause this problem, but I have uninstalled the programs that I was running the virtual drives with and the virtual drives dont show up under my computer anymore. So, I am not sure, but I dont think that is the problem. I have tryed both nero and windows media player, both say the same thing. I have tryed 5 differant brands of cds now. Non of them work. I have right clicked on the drives in my computer and made sure recording is enabled. I have no idea what else to try. I would hate to turn to the alrernative... re-formatting and reinstalling windows.
Hope someone can come up with a solution