yeah maybe you'r luck.
before i started burning things good and instaled the nvidia driver i received this email from nec support:
Pls. note the following steps for optimal burn procedure:
It is recommend that device should be connected to secondary IDE port as
master. The (bundled retail) unit should connected with delivered standard
First deinstall all your burnersoftware(s), clean up registry is an
advantage. If there was an (older) burner in use, it is recommend before
build in the NEC drive, also to deinstall it
s burnsoftware, because this t be recognized by it.
one can be an oem release only, so NEC burner won
Now Install actual mainboard drivers (Busmaster/ Chipset driver). Pls.
contact in this case manufacturer of your mainboard or pc package to get
More than one installed burnersoftwares can cause problems, because some
software(s) replace ASPI driver by their own, which is incompatible to
others. Known errors are e.G. correct written CD/DvD is shown as blank or
system freezes and bluescreens during burn prozedure. It is recommend to
install only one burnsoftware for testing, you can use actual trial
release of NERO ( http://www.nero.com ) and check your burn project again.
Note: Nero offers his ASPI driver on his homepage under "utilities".
Use our recommended medias, with other medias there will be no guarantee,
to be written correctly and with maximum speed. (
For Problems in conjunction with InCD, pls. contact directly customer
service from Nero. Be informed, that Mt.Rainier (e.g. directCD) is not
supported by all NEC DvD burners.
If there are still problems You can deactivate for test (only with Windows
XP) "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service", go to menu "start" > "settings" >
"administration" > "services", search "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service",
rightclick and deactivate "starttyp".
With some Nero Express and Burning Rom 6.x versions, the options (under
"more-button" and "burn tab" available ) "Book Type DvD-Rom"must be
deactivated before starting burn procedure, this feature isn`t integrated
on the hardwareside by all NEC DvD burners for DvD+R/+RW/-R/-RW, so burn
procedure will fail if activated! Except for ND-2510A and ND-35x0A DvD+R9
DL medias can change book type from DvD+R9 to DvD+ROM with actual version
of nero 6.3.x.
Pls. be informed for problems with "external" USB and FireWire versions
(oem) of this burner, you have to contact manufacturer of it for service,
support and also new firmwareupdates.
Pls. be also informed, that firmware updates for DvD Burner ND-Series will
not solve problems in conjunction with some burnersoftwares caused by
missing support on the softwareside by their manufacturers.
Firmwareupdates usually adds only new media information.
If this steps won
t solve your problems, pls. claim unit to your dealer as s a chance at your dealer to check drive on an
defect. Possibly there
other PC system, then it can be findout doubtless if an error exists or
Hr. Daniel Spira
Hotline Support Engineer
Service & Quality
NEC Deutschland GmbH - Reichenbachstr.1 - D-85737 Ismaning -
Phone +49 (0) 89 96 2 74 233
Fax +49 (0) 89 96 2 74 666
Die technische FAQ zu unseren Produkten finden Sie unter:
Aktuelle Firmwares und Rohlinglisten finden Sie hier:
You will find technical faq for our optical ddrives here:
All actual firmware updates and lists of recommend media can be found here:
i put the bold on that paragraph.
so i think that the idea of using the MS drivers for ide may be wrong... i dont know.