I came upon the same problem the first time I used Nero BackItUp version 126.96.36.199. on Windows XP. The DVD burner stubbornly refused to appear in the target list for the backup. After trying various things which had no affect, I thought that I might as well log on using a logon id with administration rights as my normal logon does not have them. When I took the same actions as on the other logon the DVD burner did appear in the target list.
Obviously Nero BackItUp makes some assumptions about a requirement for Administrator rights.
During the installation of the Nero OEM Suite I remember a message about assigning Nero Burn Rights. The assignment of these rights to a logon-id might be an alternative to giving that logon full Administrator Access. However a quick browse through the menus of the Nero programs mentioned now means of assigning them.
I believe Nero Burn Rights is an optional add-on that can be downloaded from: http://www.nero.com. It can then be used to decide which logon-ids have right to use Nero.
The following is extrtacted from a post on another forum about Nero Burn Rights.
Nero BurnRights will show up as icon in the control panel after executing the installer file. It will give you these three options:
Only Administrators will have burnrights.
(This is the default setting of Windows 2000 and Windows XP)
All declared users will be able to burn
Only administrators and a selected group of users will have the right to burn.
(This option is not available on XP home edition)
This option distinguishes between usergrous, which are allowed to burn, and usergrous, which are not allowed to burn.
The default name for the group with burnrights is “Nero”.
Any user can be added to this ‘privileged’ group anytime, if you proceed following steps:
start->settings->administration tools->computer management->local users and groups->groups
Choose the group ‘Nero’ and add the preferred user to this group.
[COLOR=Black]I hope this is useful.