Have an NEC 2500A hooked up externally (USB) and something is not right, hoping someone might have an idea. I have Nero 18.104.22.168 Ultra and the NEC drive came with 1.6 firmware so everything is up to date there(OS is WinXP). It reads DVD's no problem, reads and writes CD's no problem, but isn't even attempting to write a DVD. I'm trying to figure out if this is a hardware or software or combination problem. Basically when I try to burn Nero goes through it's normal startup for burning and even says that burning has started but no buffer ever builds up, the drive just sits idle, and Nero ends up not responding. I've tried backing up a DVD using DVD X Copy and I've also tried using DVDecryper and DVDShrink, but since they are using Nero I encounter the same problem.
Has anyone else run into this problem?
I know there is that one recent post where those two guys are getting the SCSI error half way through a burn. This is a little different because my drive isn't even attempting a burn. At first I was using these cheap DVD-R and read somewhere that the NEC 2500A might not of liked those. Yesterday I tried TDK 2x DVD-RW which is a recommended brand and again nothing happened. So I don't think it's a media issue. I want to blame it on Nero but the 2500A has been supported by Nero since 5.5xxx. I read a couple posters here say they use a different burning software and don't have any problem, yet there are posters here who use Nero and don't have any problem.
I need some suggestions. Thanks.