I posted here a few days ago about not being able to burn a DVD+R on my Benq 1620 using nero. On this forum someone with a different drive had a similiar error, and "fixed" it by uninstalling Nero, and using regcleaner to clear the registry. I followed these instructions, and it worked. I was able to burn 3 DVD+R's, on TDK 4x CMC F01, and TDK 4x RICOHJPN I believe. I burned using DVD Decrypter.
This sucks. I bought nero when I bought this drive, and I don't like the idea of throwing nero away. I wanted to test a few things... For example, before I cleared Nero and the registry, I didn't try burning using another program. So I re-installed nero, and attempted a burn (using the same DVD that previously burned fine, and using the same DVD) using DVD Decrypter. Not only did it fail, but it totally messed up the OS temporarily. It got stuck on the lead-in. Just sat there. After 15min I assumed it was messed up, tried to abort. Wouldnt let me. Force closed DVD decrypter... the burner is STILL blinking red trying to burn. It absolutely would not let me shut down windows, and as much as it worried me I ended up pulling the plug. Fortunately everything was okay after it started up again.
Anyways, I guess my question is... is there any way I can fix nero so it works with my drive? It's the most updated version. The drive is on IDE-master as suggested, with firmware b7p9. Ideas?