I have been using my 4550 with absolutely no issues since new.
However - I recently upgraded my motherboard and CPU which caused me to reinstall Windows XP.
Since then have been having a problem with my DVD.
Win XP Pro (SP2 - fully updated) recognises the drive as NEC 4550 A DVD RW and displays in Explorer as DVD RAM Drive - all looks good.
However - when I insert a DVD-R disc (which was written on the NEC pre reinstall) the icon in explorer changes and the text then states CD Rom !!
The ‘perform action’ box then opens asking what action I would like to take with this ‘blank CD’ ?!?!
If I put Quake4 pre recorded DVD in (say for example) it will read the disc!
I have used the DVD recorded with the NEC on a few computers with NO ISSUES AT ALL - it contains all my utility programs that I use for re-installs.
I have tried all the available IDE drivers for my board (MS ones and NVIDIA ones) - no change.
I have removed the device and rebooted (IDE and DVD) - no change
I have removed all reference to the NEC from the registry and re installed it - no change
I have re-installed XP Pro - no change
I have googled this issue to death and have found many references to similar issues - but seemingly no cures ??
Does anyone here have any idea what the solution might be - somebody must have overcome this issue…
You all seem very knowlegable and helpful on here and so I thought maybe somebody can help me out.
All thoughts much appreciated
Thanks in advance for your help - this is driving me NUTZ !!!
2 GB DDR 400 (dual channel)
Seagate SATA 200GB
2 x WD 40GB IDE HDDs
X-Pro 460W power supply