Drive or media not ready DVD won't work

Compaq / El443aa-aba sr1738nx na61...
April 9, 2011 at 17:46:52
Specs: Windows XP, 2.188 GHz / 958 MB
have a COMPAQ Presario SR1738NX. I have one DVD-Writer/CD-Writer Combo DVD+/- drive.
Device manager has it listed as:TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552L
I have no problems reading or writing CDs. With a CD in the drive, My Computer "sees" it.
I am not able to read or write DVDs. With a DVD in the drive, My Computer doesn't see it.
I just now put a DVD of a movie in the drive and My Computer could see files. If I put a blank DVD in, that seems to be when the trouble occurs. I am trying to write to a Verbatim Data Life Plus DVD+RW.
I also tried a homemade DVD, which plays in our DVD player, but the computer doesn't recognize it.
I recently installed Honestech VHS to DVD 5.0 Deluxe and when I try to start the program I get an error Drive or media not ready.
I sure would appreciate suggestions. Thanks!!!


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April 13, 2011 at 16:36:22
Couple of things to try.

1: Try different drivers.

tsstcorp ts-h552l driver


2: Uninstall Honestech & see if it behaves itself.

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