Try out http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ (link tends to vanish now and then so look up CDBURNERXP on download.com) and see what it does.
I recently reformatted my HD and reinstalled Windows XP Pro SP2. Everything works great except my DVD Writer. It burns DVD's just fine but it WILL NOT PLAY ANY CD-ROMS, PLAY AUDIO CD's and/or BURN CD'S. I have reinstalled all the drivers and updated the firmware and that did nothing!
It used to work before this HD Format.
Any ideas before I jump out the window?