I recently installed an ND-3540A burner. It was recognized by WinXP SP1 with no problems. I was able to update the burner’s BIOS with version 1.03 thanks to BINFlash. However, when I run Nero’s Infotool, it freezes and I have to reboot the computer. When I try to burn a DVD with Nero version 126.96.36.199, the computer once again freezes during the “checking discs” phase. When I try to burn a DVD using Pinnacle Studio 9 Plus version 9.4.3, it also hangs the computer.
The burner is installed as the master drive on a Promise Ultra66 board. There are no other drives on this board. Promise shows that it has allocated DMA 2 for the drive.
I’ve used the promise board for a CD burner in the past with no problems from Nero.