Quote: Originally Posted by Then0ble
I bet you have the same feeling that something in Windows 7 needs to be configured/changed. I honestly think I tried everything. The only other possible explanation is media (brand/quality of blank cd's) but the blanks I'm using are Sony and they work perfect with 2 other burners I tested. If you ever find a fix please let me know and I will let you know If I find anything. Thanks.
I have had the exact same issue for the past week. I have not done my Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade yet but I'm about to. Still on Vista Ultimate.
However, I trashed the Sony CD-R's this week. Worst media ever for me. I was only able to burn using Windows native burning, and randomly Windows Media Player. Using Nero 8 and then Nero 9 demo gave me a message "Please insert writeable disc" or if it did start to burn, it would fail at about 30%. I have an old Plextor PX 712A which has been nothing short of a workhorse for a few years. Never had a problem burning before.
Was about to purchase a new DVD burner and instead tried my HP 1040d external burner using Nero 8 and Nero 9 demo and got the same error messages. For me, it was the Sony media. I tried using an old TDK disc.....no problem! I just purchased new media: Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden, no problems with the Plextor at all. Believe it or not, I'm still not 100% sure that the Plextor is working up to par, but at least I know I can burn with Nero again. However, I have random problems using HP CD-R media too. Yet I can use HP Lightscribe discs with no problem.