I'm using XP right now, so just going by the way XP does it (and from what you've said, and a google search it obviously differs in some ways in Vista) usually you can right click the optical drive in My Computer and select Properties to access CD Burning settings - have they changed that too? Do you have third-party burning software installed as that may be disabling the built in facility.
Yes it is true. It works different from XP. After a couple of google searches, in Vista they have something called Imapi v2 which it allows to have two or more burning devices operating at the same time as recording devices. And alsojust discovered why it is not on the services list, IMAPI on Vista is not a service anymore, its a DLL something. Thanks for your help.
I think that I will try rdave13 suggestion and try a system restore.
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