Driver Missing

vbimport

#1

I have a DVD-RW drive (External USB connection) by LaCie. looking at the properties it shows up as an NEC drive.

USBSTOR\CdRom_NEC____DVD_RW_ND-3520AW3.07

My issue is that i no longer have the driver disc for this drive, and windows continues to plug-n-play it as a cd drive. It will read DVDs, but not play movies, and it will not burn DVDs.
Does anyone have this driver, or know somewhere i might find it? I have already checked LaCie and NEC for it and come up empty.


#2

You should not need a driver to do that.

What software are you using to play movies? You need something like PowerDVD, WinDVD or Windows Media Player [provided you have installed a 3rd party MPEG2 codec].

What are you using to burn DVD’s? Nero? [which I prefer] Roxio?

Please provide more information.


#3

thats the issue. I installed norton a while back, and recently recovered from a viral attack on my system. However it seems to have fouled my Nero registry entry, as now (after uninstallinga nd reinstalling twice) that my trial period has ended. I registered last year BEFORe my trial ended.

i want to do an OS reinstall, but windoze does not have a native DVD driver, so it will not burn DVDs, so that I can remove my files

I have just begun working around this by using DeepBurner, so I am getting my files off.

As for playing DVDs I tried realplayer and WinMedia player, but im short on bucks to be buying new software for it.


#4

“VideoLAN Media Player” and “Media Player Classic” (also part of “XP Codec Pack” if you want to play other formats) are two free alternatives. Google and you’ll find’em.


#5

ahhh
Danke shoen indeed friend.