i had been having intermittent problems with the cd/dvd drive--now, i am perplexed.
i can play an audio cd through WMP or VLC.
i try to burn an audio cd--WMP goes through the motions and ejects a reportedly finalized disc--but when i test it to see the result, it reads as a blank cd--which i attempt to burn again--again, all steps seem like they're happening--'pending', 'writing', 'complete', 'finalizing'--but same thing happens--won't play, is recognized as a blank disc.
same thing happening with third-party burning programs.
i go to play it and the burner software comes back up.
device manager shows hardware working properly.
tried doing a component test on it--it failed 'random read' (wouldn't detect the media a few times but finally did) and wouldn't progress the first test (can't remember--starts with 'S').
a while back, first i got a failure, then it passed with another try.
didn't go that far today out of frustration,
tried uninstalling/reinstalling. problem persists.
no upper or lower class filter values in registry exist to delete.
what solution am i missing--or is the drive just bad? that would suck since i've hardly used it.
i've made a windows 10 ISO, and that's about it.
none of the audio cds i have tried to burn have come out correctly.