I have the Plextor PX-716A TLA 0304, Win XP Pro SP2, AMD 64 3200+ Winchester, MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, 1 GB OCZ PC3200 RAM, Nero Burning ROM 220.127.116.11, Alcohol 120% 1.9.2 (Build 1705). Everything has been working well together.
I decided to try out Plextools Professional XL 3.02. The problem is after installing it I can no longer read the Manufacturer Media ID on any CD, blank or written, old or new, no matter what manufacturer. I can not get a MID code from CD's with Nero or DVDInfoPro either. I uninstalled Plextools Professional XL (using Ashampoo Uninstaller so I know I've cleaned all of Plextools off my drive), flashed the firmware on the PX-716A to 1.08, updated Nero to 18.104.22.168 and ran Windows SFC /scannow for corrupt files. Still, not able to read the CD's MID code.
What really is puzzling is that I CAN read a DVD's MID code in Nero and DVDInfoPro!
I read this morning the new Lord Croft's thread on the new Plextools Porfessional XL 3.03 Update which supposed;y has a fix for "Disc Info", but this is for Activated Istallations only and I was just trying the 14 day Trial Version.
Anyone have any recommendations, short of reformat and reinstall, that can help solve this strange problem.