Nero 5.5, NEC 3500A, and W2K Pro SP1

In my W2K partition, I have Nero 5.5 and the NEC 3500A DVD burner. Nero 5.5 does not detect the NEC 3500A. Is it possible to get Nero 5.5 to detect the NEC 3500A? The NEC 3500A appears in BIOS and windows.

Nero 6.6 will detect the NEC 3500A. However, I would prefer to stick to Nero 5.5 due to the much smaller footprint.