Glad I found this forum! I'm hoping that someone can help me out here.
I just picked up a new nd-3500A and started testing it out. It will recognize and burn some old 2.4x DVD+RW discs, but will not recognize my DVD-R discs. I have tried two different kinds - Pine 4x and Ridata 4x. With either of those two discs in the drive, Nero gets to 1% (writing lead-in) and hangs there. I can't run the nero drive speed utility with either of those kinds of discs in there. And finally, the maching won't boot up if either of those discs are in the drive. During start-up, the drive will make a repetitive clicking sound... strange!
This is the first hardware problem of this type that I have experienced where I haven't been able to figure it out on my own.
Could there be background applications that are getting in the way?
I'm running a P4 2.4, Win XP Pro (SP1), plenty of RAM, disc space, etc. and the newest version of Nero.
Any assistance that you guys can provide would be great!