[qanda]This thread is about the NEC DVD RW ND-3550. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have the NEC DVD RW ND-3550. It was working fine for 3 years until yesterday...
Now when I put a blank DVD+R disc in, and when the pop-up comes up giving me options of what to do, there are no DVD options anymore. It just shows it as CD Drive and only gives me CD options such as Burn CD using RealPlayer, Burn CD using Nero SmartStart, OPen writable CD folder using Windows Explorer, Burn an audio CD using Windows Media Player and Take no action. NO DVD options are present anymore. I click cancel - as I always do - and startup my DVD Shrink - again, as I always do. Go through the process of burning a DVD and it errors out now.
Basically it seems as if I have lost all DVD functions but the system is seeing it now only as a CD burner and not a DVD burner.
I've tried restoring my PC back to previous restore points to where I know it was working but the same thing happens.
I also uninstalled the DVD burner via the hardware manager and then let Windows redetect it and install it. No go there either.
I've not made any hardware changes to the computer nor installed any new software other than when I plugged my new cellphone up to it. It found new hardware and did its thing to allow my phone.. but no disc based software was installed. Even when I did this last week, the DVD burner still worked.
Any ideas? Help?
Thanks for your time and input.