I’m a newbie to this forum and this is my first post. Prior to posting I tried to read most of the threads that I wouldn’t be asking the same things that has allready been discussed but didn’t find anything that would clear this.
I installed my drive to Secondary IDE as a master and when I start the computer BIOS recognises correctly that there is a NEC ND-2500a connected. When I went to device manager to check the sitatuation it says that I only have some generic CD-ROM in my DVD/CD-ROM drives. When I tried to uninstall/disable or change any settings of this “CD-ROM” my computer hanged up and I have to shut it down. I tried this repeteadly but always the same result. Then I installed VIA’s IDETool and it showed my burner correctly but W2k still didn’t.
After that I installed NERO 6.3 to try if it works and it also was able to detect my DVD correctly but W2k still wasn’t able to say in device manager what DVD burnet I had. Then I tested burning with Nero and I was able to burn DVDs and CDs normally. I thought this would suffice but then I installed InCD 4 and was hoping to continue using my old CD-RWs created with my old CD burner with it but no… It didn’t recognise those and didn’t give me the chance to format new ones, not CD-RWs or DVD-RWs. I installed and uninstalled all the burning software repeteadly and used even the Nero/InCD cleantools but still didn’t get the Nero or InCD to format my RWs.