I have 2 dvd burners and just today got my NEC burner from newegg, thinking a new one would fix the problem, but within an hour it has happened again. I noticed this problem when I open DVDShrink3.2 and try to backup a dvd.
I open the dvd just fine and go to back it up, but once in awhile the computer doesn't recognize that I have a DVDRW. Now I have tried a total of 3 DVDRWs and they all work fine once in awhile, but sometimes they don't. When I look under My Computer to see what's up, it is labeled "CD-Drive (E
." Now I've tried restarting and that never helps. Once in awhile I'll come back after class or try it a day or two later and it'll work, but it's really frustrating because it is unpredictable.
The thing is, I have over 250 DVDs that I successfully have backed up with this setup, so it's not like it has never worked for me. Also, I have not done any recent changes to my computer to cause this, although it has been happening on and off for about a half of a year.
If anyone has any ideas of what I can do to fix this please let me know. Thanks!