New NEC 2510A - Can't even burn CD-R

The drive seems to be functioning properly, and seems to read dvd’s which are not region coded. I tried using Nero Burning Rom to burn a cd, yet nero only produces an Image.nrg file, no actual burn and leaves the cd blank. When attempting to select my DVD-RW as the burning recorder, the only available choice was Image Recorder (Virtual Device), which i assume is producing the Image.nrg files. Any ideas on what’s up?

Nero should be version or higher, current version is
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