A CDRW would be blank and would do as you described. Did you try CDBURNERXP and see if it can erase and record to this?
I open Drive E and insert a CD-RW disc and close drawer.
I click on start>my computer>>Drive E and I get: (>>=double click)
"Please insert a disk into drive E"
I have tried re-opening the drawer and closing again and then I try to close the "please insert..." window, and the curser/hourglass spins forever until I click cancel...window closes and nothing happens.
I have 2 players: a Drive D which is a DVD player/burner and Drive E which is only a CD player/writer. The E drive came with my computer and used to work just fine. I added the DVD player (Drive D)some time ago.
Compaq Presario 4420CA Desktop
Firefox browser and
Internet Explorer 6.0.2600
(usually use Firefox)
Outlook Express 6.0.2600
ISP: earthlink.net (2-way satellite internet)
MS Office 2000 Small Business
Microsoft Trackball Optical 1.0 PS2/USB
HP PSC 1500 series printer/scanner
2 Disk drives: one CD writer/player and
one DVD player/burner