My emachines M6809 continues to troop on and I still love it, but recently I haven't been able to burn any thing with the combo drive. I am not sure when this happened because I usually use another computer to burn things. The CD/DVD drive, optical drive, what ever you want to call it.
The drive is the same drive that came with the machine and have never been refurbished or replaced. I am fairly certain it still has the physical capability to burn something, and it is not a hardware malfunction. I am guessing it is a software/driver malfunction.
I think the problem lies in the fact that "MY COMPUTER" lists two drives there.
At one point I was running software the required a virtual drive, and that might explain the two drives. But I am fairly certain I have done a clean install of XP and did not reinstall the virtual drive. I am not certain which drive is the virtual one and which one is the actual disc drive. I am guessing it is the one that starts with HL-DT-ST.
I have gone into the device manager and deleted both drives separately at different times and that didn't help, and oddly enough the both always come back.
Any suggestions on how to get my drive situation back to a singular drive that is able to burn again.
The drive will play DVDs and CDs, but it seems the computer gets confused sometimes with the two drives and does not kick into autoplay mode when a disc is inserted into it.
edit: fixed links (i think... what is the best way to post pictures in a post?)