[qanda]This thread is about the NEC ND-2100A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I’m having a bit of a problem with my DVD-RW drive not being recognized by my DVD burner. My burner program is Roxio Drag-to-Disc from the Media Creator 9 suite. I have used this program for a couple of years to make backup discs and have never had any problems until about a month ago when I had a Windows issue and had to do a system restore. At first Windows Explorer would not even recognize that I had a DVD-RW drive. Now it recognizes the drive as an ND-2510A, but when I place a blank disc in it changes to a CD Drive. From the threads I have read this “CD Drive” issue should just be a cosmetic problem with Windows and should not affect my ability to burn DVDs. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
I’ve read through several threads here about the DVD-RW showing as CD Drive problem. I thought there might be a firmware problem, so following the instructions on one of these threads I flashed my ND-2500A drive and it now reads as an ND-2510A…until I put a disc in it, then it says it’s a CD Drive and Roxio still can’t find it, just like before. I’m using Sony DVD+R media which is a brand I have used frequently in the past, although I’ve used a number of other brands as well and not had any problems before. I can’t think of any software or hardware changes I have made recently that would cause a conflict. Is my drive just dead? I hope this makes some sense. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.