I'll offer as much information as I know at the moment: The drive is a C revision of the ASUS DRW-24B1ST model. I've used Microsoft's "Fix It" suggested here:
I've tried deleting the upper and lower filters suggested on this page:
If it's worth mentioning, the registry had no LowerFilter entry. And I've reinstalled the drivers to this device several times already. Though it seemed peculiar to me, I also had read some people suggesting a reinstallation of iTunes? None of these methods have made a noticeable change however.
I suppose my question is, what might I be missing? Are these Microsoft "Fixes" even worth trying or should I be looking elsewhere?