NEC 3550A dvd-rw

[qanda]This thread is about the NEC DVD RW ND-3550. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have just re-installed win xp after a motherboard upgrade and the NEC drive i have will not read data discs. It is showing the data discs as blank?
I have tested that the discs are working in my laptop and can read them fine. Also upgraded firmware on drive. Can anyone help or offer a solution?

Thanks in advance

Matt

Are unreadable discs -R media? If so, read http://club.cdfreaks.com/f86/nec-optiarc-dvd-r-reading-problems-209168/ for possible solutions to this common problem.

media is not the problem, they worked before?!?

All the users who posted in the link had DVD-R media that worked before, including my NEC 3520a, and then developed the -R read problem. You’re correct media is not the problem, but WinXP and Win2k problems cause failure to read -R media with some NEC drives older than 720x models.