right here goes. my friend has the above DVD writer. he has Windows XP and uses Nero6. but he cant do a disc copy. when he inserts the cd to be copied, it reads it ok and creates an image to HD, but when he puts in a blank it says cannot write to disc at once. he can burn files from his HD to cd ok though.
I too use XP and Nero6, but I have an Asus branded Pioneer. I tried to copy the same cd, and it works. but for some reason he cannot. we tried a fresh install of XP and Nero6, and then tried copying the cd. but still it would not work. no settings have been altered in Nero6 on either mine or his PC. everything is as default.
before he got Windows XP, he briefly used Win98se. he said that he could copy cd`s fine while using Win98se. again, same writer, version of Nero6 with defaults. but under XP it will not work.
the drive is OEM, so no software or drivers came with the drive. but the drive is only a month old now, so wouldnt XP be able to use the drive, seeing that Win98se can. he can use DVD X Copy, that works fine.
I have sent him an email, asking to look for his firmware version. I will post that when he emails me back later.