I have a NEC 1300A. It has been patched to 1.0c (thanks herrie) and has worked ~ flowlessly for over 2 years. It is working with Windows XP Sp1 and I use Verbatim disks.
Now two days ago it stopped working entirely.
Or better: the drive recognises and works perfectly with CD, CD-Rs, but does seem not to read anymore any DVD, DVD-R etc (of any brand!).
It all happened during the burning of an ISO on DVD-R (Verbatim 4x) with DVDDecrypt. For some reason this burning failed (very very rare event with DVDDecrypt) and since then whatever DVD disk I put in, neither Nero or DVDecrypt are able to show a DVD in (they say ‘no disk’)
a) is there any program, diagnostic utility or anything I can use to try and understand what is going on?
b) would be a good idea to reinstall the drivers for the drive? If so can you suggest where can I find them?
c) would be useful to put a new firmware on it?