Nero 6.6: Problem w/ Recode

Ever since I upgraded from 6.3 to 6.6 I have a problem w/ the default burn speed in Recode. It says Max, but will only burn @ 2X unless I select the pull down to another speed up to the max speed available, then it will burn at the
speed that I’ve selected. I don’t know why the Max speed selection defaults to the minimum and could not find any settings to change. I tried uninstalling and using the removal tool and then reinstalling but to no avail. Maybe it’s something in the registry??? Anyone have this problem before??