Yes, I have done and verified those steps. I've upgraded the via drivers, ASPIChecked everything, used Ahead's WinASPI update, defragged the drive, system file checked, and many other maintenance items, to no avail. I have been doing various steps with TDK Tech Support and submitted many screen captures and log files. So far, they have not been able to get CD-Text working. As of yesterday's two-hour session, I am now back to where I was a month ago. That is, can burn disks fine, just can't burn CD-Text. The track titles come out Track 1, Track 2, etc. When I check the log files of the burns (direct or via an image file), CD-Text was turned on. If we ever get this fixed, I'll post the solution. The latest iteration yesterday was to have me use the commercial Nero version rather than OEM version.
Unless I am missing something stupid, when I burn the CD-Text, shouldn't I be able to read the track titles of the files when I open in a CD player, Nero explorer, or windows explorer (which shows audio files with the bogus .cda extension)? The burned CDs play fine.