E Drive not compatible with booktyping at all?

I have a NEC DVD+RW ND-3100AD 107E (E:) (ATA) drive, my only writable compact disc drive. It accepts DVD+R, which is fine but I don’t think it supports booktyping DVD+R to DVD+ROM. In fact I don’t think it can booktype at all. Here’s what I’ve tried:

Nero BurningRom (option to booktype does not come up when I go to Choose a recorder>E:>Options

Alcohol 120 (Booktype to DVD-ROM is checked, but when I burn it it stays as a DVD+R)

ImgBurn (When I go to Booktype settings it says Error Failed)

I’ve been reading Liggy’s posts and some stuff on converting my 3100 to a 3500 drive, and then flashing a firmware for that (what is that?? and how do i do that?) and then download Liggy’s modified 3500 Bitsetting firmwares which would allow me to booktype to DVD-Rom. Did I say all that correctly, and would what I said work? If it does what is ‘flashing a firmware for my new firmware ID’ and where can I do it ? thanks.

Eh, I downloaded Liggy’s NEC Driver converter from here


and I’m about to convert my 3100 to a 3500… hopefully it won’t break or anything… thanks

1.) change the original ID (3100) to the new ID (3500) using [B]Liggy’s drive converter[/B].
2.) download a proper firmware (3500) and flash it in your drive using [B]Binflash[/B] (http://binflash.cdfreaks.com/). Win GUI version is user friendly and works perfectly.
I am curious whether it works for you because the crossflashing does not work with my drive ND-3530A (Step 5 in http://club.myce.com/f86/nec-nd-3530a-firmware-update-like-nd-3520a-nd-3540a-315469/).

Flashing between 3100 und 3500 works fine as they even share the same bootcode, while 3530 and 3540 are different.

The next user with crossflashing thoughts, why is it that hard to use SEARCH…???

Some threads are simply hard to find if you don’t use the correct search terms.

OK, I would have imagined that THAT specific pinned thread was/is easy to find…