I have a Windows 2000 system and the NEC-ND3550A (as bought in 2005 without any update). Sometimes when I copy a file from DVD/CD(s) included with magazines (and which probably have bad sectors) the “Copying …” window alert freezes but the same happens also with explorer. I cannot launch a new program and cannot even start task manager (or if I manage to start it I cannot do anything useful). Eventually the system is soon useless and I have to reboot.
What do you advise to avoid this nightmare (ex. firmware/driver update) ?