Hey wassup. i have this old hp 300n dvd writer that kinda went dead. its the same drive from another computer i was troubleshooting awhile ago. i happened go grab it to use in my comp, just because u needed a dvd burner and didnt have the spare cash to dish out. it reads cds and burns cd-r's but not cd-rw. it reads only video dvds as far as i can tell, i have yet to confirm this. it will not write to dvds or read any other dvd other than that particular video dvd, which so happens to be superman doomsday movie. my system has been completely reformatted, funny story by the way. ive installed the firmware updates, different burning programs, and aspi drivers, i tried to unistall and reinstall it but no dice. other people who had the same problem seemed to fix it, so why cant I. i would like to think that this drive is salvagable so any possible solution would be much appreciated. thanks

System Specs

Emachines T2824
Windows XP Media Centre 2005 SP2
2.53 ghz Intel Celeron D Processor
1 gig of ram
40 gig harddrive

i have completely updated the system through ms update, so everythings up to date