hehe, I've been searching for this long, and can find loads on the drive itself, but no driver. I've tried searching for the laptop, panasonic webpage, everything
If you go to Control Panel, System. Then go to the Hardware tab and then Device Manager. On the list, find DVD/CD ROM drives and right click the drive name one on the list and go to properties.
On th new window, select Driver from the tabs. Now ask to roll back the driver. Hopefully it might have one it'll go back to, and get it working again.
If not click on Update, and let it try and find an update for the driver using any means possible
If this doesnt work, try and Uninstall, and then restart the PC. It'll find a nwe device, then use the Windows disc then to install it after it comes up with the Add/Remove Hardware window.
It should support a standard windows driver for this device. Or search through Windows Update for it, as something should find a default driver for a DVD/RAM recorder.
I hope so anyway, report back with details