[qanda]This thread is about the NEC ND-3550A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Please help. I have a NEC DVD RW drive installed on my computer. It will play dvds fine, but when I put a blank dvd in to burn something on it, the drive changed to a CD drive. I always open "my computer" to access the drive. when there is no blank dvd in the drive my computer lists it as being a dvd rw drive. but when I put in a blank dvd in it "my computer" shows the drive as being a cd drive. also I can't add anything to the drive to be burned. it always comes up saying that windows has encounted an error. can anyone help.
Install a PROPEr burning app to make use of BLANK DVDs.
The drive turning to CD is a normal quirk of Windows XP.Do as CHEF says and get a burning app as DVD burning is not native to XP.
Hi, i'm actually having the same exact problem with mine too. What program would you guys suggest? I have ImgBurn as well as DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink, if these would work what else would I be able to do to get it to work?
Imgburn, Nero, cdburnerxp, burrrn etc etc
DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter are outdated and old....DVDFab may be better or Shrinkto5.
I installed nero and it still doesn't work. i think it might be the firmware, but i'm not sure if i which one i need nor how to install it. to view what all is my problem, the thread i posted(which got no respsonse) is, http://club.cdfreaks.com/f86/hi-need-some-help-my-burner-271088/ .
What exactly are you trying to do?
You have run Nero??
You cant read a blank dvd....
Yeah, i tried using Nero but it still wouldn't read my blank dvd as a dvd. as anything1987 said, it reads as cd and wont let me burn anything to it.
Are you using an 80 wire ide cable?
I'd like to see that, please make a screenshot an post that here.I think you still refer to the "explorer".
How are you using Nero to 'read' the disk?
Sorry to say guys and gurls,... time been wasted. :flower:
OP please read http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/announcement-posting-guidelines-optical-drive-forums-please-read-before-posting.html. Paragraph #4, p3 can come handy.
BTW, think burner in question is a "aka" ND-3500. One of the best NEC's ever made (I got mine from my father, pinto2)
Maybe its a dead crossflashed 3550 ??