Thanks, I do have the latest version of Nero. But I just realized - could this be the problem - would it affect Nero recognizing the drive?
I have the NEC set as master, but it's not at the end of the cable. And I think the cable is the 80 conductor kind. However, both it and my DVD drive are able to read CDs/DVDs - I"ve just not been able to do burning on account of the Nero problem.