We know the native Windows recording is limited. Try CDBURNERXP next.
A clean install would not have a registry problem unless you corrupted the OS with a cleaner.
I 've upraded Windows Vista to Windows 7 Utimate in my Vaio VGN-fw250J. My Matshita dvd does not read nor burn dvd's. I've upgraded drives, but it did not help. Then I have been told that the problem could be in the regestry.