I recently upgraded Nero6.x/InCD OEM software having just purchased a DVD-RAM drive, and starting my first burns. I now have InCD v18.104.22.168 .
Well things didn't/haven't gone so friggin well. :Z
There is a bug with InCD4:
After you use the InCD 4 program from Ahead Software to delete the contents of a DVD-RAM disc, and then you try to format the disc as FAT32 in Microsoft Windows XP, the formatting operation may be unsuccessful. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
"Windows was unable to complete the format."
The formatting operation is unsuccessful when you try to format a DVD-RAM disc as FAT32 after you use InCD 4
- which tells u to install SP2. Ofcourse I already have this installed. My cdrom.sys file is more recent than the one listed in this article.
article cdrom.sys file version: 5.1.2600.1513
my cdrom.sys file version: 5.1.2600.2180
I have the latest SP2 updates so I can only assume the problem is with the update of InCD4 to the 22.214.171.124 version.
I am not sure how to uninstall the Nero Update. I would like to "roll back the drivers" to see if my earlier version of Nero 6/InCD4 will work.
Then I read this which really pissed me off:
Windows XP supports the DVD-RAM file systems
Article ID : 283588
Last Review : January 13, 2006
Revision : 2.1
This article describes the ability of Microsoft Windows XP to support the DVD-RAM file systems.
In Windows XP, DVD-RAM disks can be used as either CD-ROM/DVD-ROM devices or as rewriteable disks. The support technology for DVD-RAM uses the file allocation table 32 (FAT32) file system for read/write operations and enables the use of the Universal Disk Format (UDF) file system for read-only operations. DVD-RAM also supports multiple-session recording and logical block addressing.
The following list contains the DVD-RAM drives that are supported in Windows XP:
â€¢ Hitachi GF-2000
â€¢ Toshiba SD-W2002
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311S
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311BK
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311GK
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311HS
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311H
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311BW
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311SC
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311M
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311G
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311HG
â€¢ Matsushita LF-D311F
Note Universal File System Driver (UDFS) has a writable path in Windows XP to support volume writes to format UDF to Fat32. If the media is formatted to the CDFS (9660.x) specification, Windows XP does not have a write path, and the media will be perceived as read-only.
â€¢ Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
â€¢ Microsoft Windows XP Professional
So my LG DVD-RAM unit is NOT SUPPORTED! :Z