I have a Dell E1505/6400 with a Sony DW-Q58A slimline DVD/RW drive.
I've got the newest Dell firmware UDS2 (the Sony firmware won't flash as the drive isn't recognised as a Sony)
I have a brand new install of XP SP3.
The problem is as follows: I've used a variety of burning software, from Winamp, Winamp Pro, CDBurner XP, JetBee, ImgBurn,etc. and I simply cannot get data written to these discs. I'm able to add files to the project, the drive spins up, the green light blinks, data SAYS it's being written, the disc "finalizes," the drive ejects, "burn successful," but the disc shows up in the NERO Infotool, Windows, my car cdplayer, as BLANK. I'm using Plasmon media (which was rated well on Afterdawn,etc)
I have no idea what to do.
The DELL Diagnostics check out, the drive is functioning normally.
Any ideas are appreciated.