Hope someone can help. Just built a new Media PC based on the Intel 955 chipset. It has a 3.2GHz P4 and 2GHz of DDR II ram.
The problem I have is with the DVD writer. I chose the ND 4550A which has firmware 1.07. The OS is Windows Media Center 2005 with Rollup 2.
When ever I go to write a CD or DVD it say’s I have no writer installed yet I can burn OK with Nero 7.
I had a look on the CD freaks and Google forums which suggersted that since MCE uses the Sonic engine for writing that I should update it. After a long search I found an updated engine called “pxengine1_08_34a” although when I do a properties on it is say’s it’s version 1.7.59.
Anyway, I installed this, rebooted and found MCE did see my recorder however now my Media Center crash’s witha blue screen of death all the time.
I managed to boot into safe mode and remove the update then rolled back to a system restore point I created before installing and I’m back to where I was. Stable system but no recorder.
Installing a trial version of Sonic Primetime also causes the blue screen of death which by the way says it’s a STOP. All blue screens are caused by the write engine sys files.
Can any one help get my NEC drive working or do I need to replace it with a Plextor.
Hope someone can help.