Problem reading burned discs with ND-3520

vbimport

#1

Guys, just got an NEC 3520 from newegg and I’m having some issues in XP (sp2). I can write discs fine using nero 6.6 ultra (data dics, dvd backup, etc), but the drive can’t read any discs it creates…or any burned dvd+/-r disc for that matter. I threw in a dvd movie and it started up fine, but when I put in a burned disc, the drive spends a ton of time reading the disc and finally the drive icon in XP switches from “DVD-RW drive” to “CD drive”. When I tried to explore a burned disc, xp would give me a blank window which I assume means xp thought it was a blank CD and I wanted to write files onto it. I disabled the cd write feature for that drive and now when I try to explore a burned disc xp simply asks me to insert a disc into the drive.

It seems this has also happened with the ND-3500A since I’ve seen other people complain about this exact propblem elsewhere (but none of the posts had solutions). Anyway I’d appreciate any help you guys can provide.

system specs: XP (sp2), soyo mobo, amd 1.5 ghz, two harddrives on
ide 1, nec alone on ide 2 as master. burning with nero 6.6
ultra, removed INCD, but not the windows default roxio cd
burner (could this be the problem?).


#2

First remove Roxio to make sure that it doesn’t conflict. If you can do a restore to before you add Roxio even better. If that doesn’t work try a different version of Nero. I believe it was v6.6 that had a data/read issue . Also there was a guy whos DVD player played movies but wouldn’t read any data or music. He reported back that he tried it in a friends computer and it did the samething so he exchanged the drive where he bought it and that cured the problem. Wierd stuff now adays


#3

I would remove IN-CD or any other packet writing software.