NEC ND-4550a causes hang

I just purchased this drive. I have installed it as a slave on the primary IDE channel. I am getting hangs in Nero (version 7) before any data is written to disk. Just about any program (including the Nero info tool) that tries to access the drive is hanging and not responding. I have to restart the machine everytime. I’m running WinXp Pro sp2 (not for much longer - moving to Linux soon). I was able to burn 1 regular cd-rom, but no DVD’s as of yet… I have checked the drive outside of Windows using a boot cd and the drive seems to function normally, it just won’t cooperate in windows.
I think I remember reading a long time ago that a cd or dvd burner should be on its own ide channel as the master. How important is this and could it be causing a problem being that it is slave on the primary channel? The master is a Maxtor ATA133 hard disk.

Any help or advice greatly appreciated :smiley:

Chris

This is just about the worst configuration possible, except perhaps having the drive as a primary master, and the HD as the slave.

The HD needs a fast, high bandwitdh connection, and not being attached to a peripheral apt to block for long periods of time. Attach ATAPI devices to a separate channel.

Brother Vlad

Thanks for the advice, but I have now connected the drive as a master on the secondary channel. Though there has been a slight increase in the communication between the drive and the pc, I am still having problems. I cannot burn a DVD or even run the nero tests.

I have copied the Nero Info tool results below. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it…

Nero InfoTool 3.06
Drive Information
±----------------
Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A
Type DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version 1.06
Buffer Size 2 MB
Date ?
Serial Number 5XK6707S111
Vendor Specific 05081700
Drive Letter F:
Location 0:0
Mechanism Tray
Read Speed 48 , 40 , 32 , 24 , 20 , 16 , 10 , 8 , 4 X
Write Speed 48 , 40 , 32 , 24 , 16 , 8 X
Read CD Text Yes
Return C2 Pointers Yes
Read CD-R Yes
Read CD-RW Yes
Read DVD-ROM Yes
Read DVD-RAM Yes
Read DVD-R Yes
Read DVD-RW Yes
Read DVD-R DL Yes
Read DVD+R Yes
Read DVD+RW Yes
Read DVD+R DL Yes
Read BD-ROM No
Read BD-R No
Read BD-RE No
Read HD DVD-ROM No
Read HD DVD-R No
Read HD DVD-RW No
Read HD-BURN No
Read Digital Audio Yes
Read CD+G Yes
Read VideoCD Yes
Write CD-R Yes
Write CD-RW Yes
Write DVD-R Yes
Write DVD-RW Yes
Write DVD-R DL Yes
Write DVD+R Yes
Write DVD+RW Yes
Write DVD+R DL Yes
Write DVD-RAM Yes
Write BD-R No
Write BD-RE No
Write HD DVD-R No
Write HD DVD-RW No
Write HD-BURN-R No
Write HD-BURN-RW No
Buffer Underrun Protection Yes
Mount Rainier No
SolidBurn No
Modes Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96
Region Protection Control RPC I
Region All
Changes User
Changes Vendor
Disc Information (F:)
±-----------------
Type Data CD (Mode 1)
Capacity 69:21.17 (609 MB)
Tracks 1
Sessions 1
CD-R(W) Info Ritek, CD-R, 79:59.70
Interface Information
±-------------------
Adapter 1
Description Unknown Adapter
Driver
Description system32\DRIVERS\viadsk.sys
Company VIA Technologies, Inc.
Version 5.1.2600.320
Description ATAPI IDE Miniport Driver
Attached Devices
Description ID 0 (0): _NEC DVD_RW ND-4550A 1.06
Type CD-Rom Drive
Autorun On
Adapter 2
Description Unknown Adapter
Driver
Description system32\DRIVERS\viadsk.sys
Company VIA Technologies, Inc.
Version 5.1.2600.320
Description ATAPI IDE Miniport Driver
Attached Devices
Adapter 3
Description HighPoint HPT3xx ATA RAID Controller
Driver
Description system32\drivers\hpt3xx.sys
Company HighPoint Technologies, Inc.
Version v2.341
Description HPT3xx Miniport Driver
Attached Devices
Description ID 0 (0): Maxtor 6Y060L0 YAR4
Type Disk Drive
Description ID 1 (0): ST380011A 8.01
Type Disk Drive
Description ID 0 (0): HPT RCM DEVICE
Type Disk Drive
Adapter 4
Description Unknown Adapter
Driver
Description \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\dtscsi.sys
Company n/a
Version n/a
Description n/a
Attached Devices
Adapter 5
Description VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller
Driver
Description system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Company Microsoft Corporation
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Attached Devices
Description SOYO USB Storage-SMC USB Device
Type Disk Drive
Description SOYO USB Storage-CFC USB Device
Type Disk Drive
Software Information
±------------------
Operating System Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
Country United States
Language English
ANSI Code Page 1252
OEM Code Page 437
DirectX DirectX 9.0c
Description Nero Burning ROM
Version 7, 0, 0, 0
Company Nero AG
Version Check Ok
Description Nero BurnRights Control Panel
Version 1, 9, 0, 8
Company Nero AG
Description Nero CD - DVD Speed
Version 4, 0, 7, 0
Company Nero AG
Description Nero DriveSpeed
Version 3, 0, 2, 0
Company Nero AG
Description Nero Fast CD-Burning Plug-in
Version 2, 0, 0, 0
Company Nero AG
Description Nero Library
Version 7, 0, 0, 0
Company Nero AG
Description CloneCD Replicator Program
Version 5.2.1.1
Company SlySoft, Inc.
Hardware Information
±------------------
CPU ?
Bus Speed ?
Motherboard ?
System ?
BIOS ?
Memory 1023 MB
Sound C-Media Wave Device
Video RADEON 9700 PRO Secondary (Omega 2.6.75a)
Driver Information
±----------------
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Company n/a
Driver Update
Description Update Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver usbaudio
Description USB Audio Class Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver usbccgp
Description USB Common Class Generic Parent Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver usbehci
Description EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver usbhub
Description Default Hub Driver for USB
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver usbstor
Description USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver usbuhci
Description UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver VgaSave
Description n/a
Version n/a
Company n/a
Driver viaagp
Description VIA NT AGP Filter
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver viaagp1
Description VIA NT AGP Filter
Version 5.1.0.3442 built by: VIA
Company VIA Technologies, Inc.
Driver viadsk
Description ATAPI IDE Miniport Driver
Version 5.1.2600.320
Company VIA Technologies, Inc.
Driver ViaIde
Description Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version 1.00.01.01
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver VolSnap
Description Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver w800bus
Description Sony Ericsson W800 Driver
Version V4.28
Company MCCI
Driver w800mdfl
Description Sony Ericsson W800 USB WMC Modem Filter Driver
Version V4.28
Company MCCI
Driver w800mdm
Description Sony Ericsson W800 USB WMC Modem WDM Driver
Version V4.28
Company MCCI
Driver w800mgmt
Description Sony Ericsson W800 USB WMC Device Management Driver
Version V4.28
Company MCCI
Driver w800obex
Description Sony Ericsson W800 USB WMC OBEX Interface Device Driver
Version V4.28
Company MCCI
Driver Wanarp
Description MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver WDICA
Description n/a
Version n/a
Company n/a
Driver wdmaud
Description MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver WSTCODEC
Description WDM WST Codec Driver
Version 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company Microsoft Corporation
Driver msvcrt.dll
Version 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Driver msvcirt.dll
Version 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Driver mfc42.dll
Version 6.02.4131.0
Driver msvcp60.dll
Version 6.02.3104.0
Driver msvcp70.dll
Version 7.00.9466.0
Driver msvcr70.dll
Version 7.00.9466.0
Driver ole32.dll
Version 5.1.2600.2726 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050725-1528)
Driver olepro32.dll
Version 5.1.2600.2180
Driver oledlg.dll
Version 1.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Driver advapi32.dll
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Driver comctl32.dll
Version 5.82 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Driver setupapi.dll
Version 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Driver Aac.dll
Version 2, 5, 9, 994
Driver aacenc32.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver Aiff.dll
Version 2, 0, 1, 0
Driver DefConvertor.dll
Version 2, 0, 2, 0
Driver lame_enc.dll
Version 3, 93, 1, 0
Driver mp3PP.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 10
Driver mp3PRO.dll
Version 2, 0, 4, 8
Driver mp3PRO_dmo.dll
Version 2, 0, 0, 16
Driver mp3PRO_hlp.dll
Version 2, 0, 0, 16
Driver msa.dll
Version 2, 0, 9, 36
Driver nxLame.dll
Version 1.0.0.32
Driver nxMyFLA.dll
Version 1.0.0.33
Driver nxMyPlug.ini
Version n/a
Driver ogg.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 7
Driver wav.dll
Version 2, 0, 2, 0
Driver aacplus.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver atl71.dll
Version 7.10.3077.0
Driver MSVCP60.DLL
Version 6.00.8972.0
Driver msvcp71.dll
Version 7.10.3077.0
Driver msvcr71.dll
Version 7.10.3052.4
Driver NDParser.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver ndvddisc.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeAMR.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeAudCD.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeAudio.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeAudioConv.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeCapture.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeDVD.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeDVSplitter.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeFileSourceAsync.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeFileSrc.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeFSource.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeNDAud.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeNDGui.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeNDMux.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeNDVid.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NePhotoSource.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NePSMuxer.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeQTDec.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeRender.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeResize.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver neroadb.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver neroapl.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeroFormatConv.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeroVideoProc.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeSceneDetector.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeSplitter.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeVCD.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeVCR.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeVideo.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeVideoAnalyzer.ax
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver AdvrCntr2.dll
Version 2,0,0, 3019
Driver atl71.dll
Version 7.10.3077.0
Driver BCGCBPRO730u.dll
Version 7, 30, 0, 0
Driver DriveLocker.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 17
Driver em2v.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver GCCapture.ax
Version 4,0,0,1
Driver GCCore.dll
Version 4,0,0,1
Driver GCHW.dll
Version 3,9,0,10
Driver log4cxx.dll
Version n/a
Driver MediaLibraryNSE.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver MFC71.dll
Version 7.10.3077.0
Driver mfc71u.dll
Version 7.10.3077.0
Driver MPVInterface.dll
Version 2.0.0.0
Driver msvcp71.dll
Version 7.10.3077.0
Driver msvcr71.dll
Version 7.10.3052.4
Driver MultiChannel.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeAcEnc.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeEm2a.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeroCBUI.dll
Version 1, 6, 0, 1
Driver NeroFileDialog.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NEROINST.DB
Version n/a
Driver NeroIPP.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeroMediaCon.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NeroScoutOptions.exe
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NeroSearch.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NeVcr.dll
Version 4, 2, 0, 27e
Driver NMBgMonitor.exe
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMCoFoundation.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMDataServices.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMFirstStart.exe
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMIndexStoreSvrPS.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMLogCxx.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMPluginBase.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMSearch.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMSearchPluginFileSystem.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMSearchPluginMediaLibrary.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMSQLDB.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMThumbnailIconsGen.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver NMVDS.dll
Version 1, 0, 0, 0
Driver ROLLBACK.DB
Version n/a
Driver ShellManager.dll
Version 0.9.0.9
Driver nps.dll
Version 1,0,0,2
Driver SetupX.exe
Version 1,0,0,2
Lower Filters
Driver ElbyCDFL
Description ElbyCDIO Filter Driver
Version 5, 2, 1, 1
Company SlySoft, Inc.
Driver PxHelp20
Description Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version 2.03.28a
Company Sonic Solutions
Upper Filters
Driver GEARAspiWDM
Description Filter Driver for 2k and XP
Version 1.026
Company GEAR Software
Video Codecs
±----------
Cinepak Codec by Radius 1.10.0.11
Logitech Video (I420) 8.4.6.1016
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video R3.2
Intel Indeo® Video 4.5 4.51.16.03
Intel IYUV codec 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft RLE 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft Video 1 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft YUV 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Toshiba YUV Codec 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Microsoft YUV 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec 5.1.2600.2180
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec 5.1.2600.2180
Indeo® video 5.10 R.5.10.15.2.55
XviD MPEG-4 Codec n/a
3ivx D4 4.5.1 Pro Video Codec 4, 5, 1, 30
Huffyuv v2.1.1 - CCESP Patch v0.2.5 2.1.1 - CCESP Patch v0.2.5
Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 9.0.1.0369
VP60® Simple Profile 6,4,2,0
VP61® Advanced Profile 6,4,2,0
VP62® Heightened Sharpness Profile 6,4,2,0
VP31® Compressor 3, 2, 5, 0
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V1 4.1.00.3927
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2 4.1.00.3927
Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V3 4.1.00.3927
XviD MPEG-4 Codec n/a
DivX® 6.0 Codec 6,0,0,1571
Audio Codecs
Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech™ Software CODEC 1.00.0.0
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC 1.02.0.1
Windows Media Audio 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec 3.02.0.0
Indeo® audio software 2.05.0.53
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) 1.09.1.49
LAME MP3 Codec v0.9.0 - 3.96 (stable) 4.00.0.0
AC-3 ACM Decompressor 0.07.0.0
MSN Messenger Audio Codec 4.00.0.0
Microsoft PCM Converter 5.00.0.0
ASPI Information
±--------------
System ASPI ASPI is not installed
Nero ASPI ASPI is installed and working properly
wnaspi32.dll 2.0.1.74 164112 bytes November 02, 2004
Installed OS Patches
±------------------
(Q810090) USB Update Yes
(Q329112) Multi-Border DVD with More Than 4 GB of Data Not Readable Past First Border Yes
(Q812415) Problems with Multiple ATA devices No
(Q322359) Intelide.sys Is Not Used on Computers with ICH4 or ICH5 No
(Q320174) IMAPI Update - CDs recorded have missing files or errors Yes
(Q311542) Devices May not power up properly when resuming from standby Yes
(Q327086) Data Added to Removable Media During Hibernation May Be Lost When You Resume Windows XP Yes
(Q308374) Ricoh 1394 Controller May Not Work with Windows XP No
(Q314634) Windows XP Does Not Detect Your New USB Device Yes
(Q822603) USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 update No
(Q323507) Your IEEE 1394 or USB CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive May Not Be Recognized in Windows XP No
(Q815834) ‘Code 28’ Error Message and a Yellow Exclamation Mark Next to a USB Device in Device Manager After Your Computer Resumes from Hibernation No
(Q316575) Problems When You Swap a CD-ROM During Hibernation in Windows XP No
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error No
(Q323322) Cannot Use Sony VAIO PCG-C1MRX Internal Camera with Windows Messenger After You Apply Q316397 Yes
(Q811789) Surprise Removal of 1394 Device Can Cause Bluescreen Error No


I have also attached a screenshot of Nero CD/DVD Speed when I try to run tests.

Update:

I can burn a normal cd and cd/rw disc at low speed 4x to 16x with no problem, but still no dvd’s at all. Nero hangs during the “caching of files” stage. I have tried to see if it could be the dma setting on my ide controller but cannot find where the setting may be. PIO and UDMA settings in the bios only have two settings, ‘auto’ and ‘disabled’. in Windows device manager, there is no advanced or extended settings for dma. The ide controller is a VIA Bus Master Ultra ATA Controller.

Still confused… :confused:

Update:

I have a spare hard disk drive, so I thought I would connect it and install a basic WinXP install using default drivers to test. I used partition Magic to hide the troublesome install partition of Windows on the other drive. Using a default and basic install configuration, the NEC ND4550a drive now works fine and writes all media with no problems at all.

I noticed with the default built-in Windows drivers for the VIA ide controller, that the settings for DMA exist, where as with the newer updated VIA 4 in 1 drivers, the DMA settings do not exist. This is strange. Anyhow, it is working again with default Windows drivers.

My advice to those with VIA IDE controllers and WinXp is to use the default drivers that Windows installs, rather than VIA’s own driver set.

:bigsmile: