NEC 3550a Burn problem



Hello i recently installed this nec 3550a dvd burner in my comptuer. I have a problem though when i put a dvd+r into the drive. The icon text switches from dvd-rw drive to cd drive. It doesnt seem to recognize the disk. I have tried multiple types of dvd+rs. I know the drive is compatable with the disks but i havent figured out why i cant burn with it. I can play dvd’s on the drive but cannot burn. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated

thanks alot


The switch to cd-rom is normal for Windows so don’t worry about that.

You need some burning program to use DVDs as Windows doesn’t support native burning like it does for CDs.

Many use Nero but there are free apps available like CDBurnerXP Pro.