So, previously, I was using v2.14 firmware. I got this drive about four years ago, and its been wonderful. It's lasted this far, and I hope to let it last a while longer. But I haven't needed to burn DL DVDs with it....
So 2.14, the original firmware, was fine. Until I needed the drive to do what I bought it for
So I update to 2.19. Uhm, then it won't recognize the file system of any writeable DVDs. DVD+-R/W, or DL just won't work. It'll read and write CDs, it'll read a commercial video DVD. But nothing else. Adding files to the drive in explorer just gives me the error message about the file system.
Before I find this out, an external DVD burning program made a nice coaster out of my first DL disc, and just gave me a polite message about how the disc wasn't "fixed" or "sealed" or whatever the term is. It wont work in my DVD player, so it's a coaster/plastic pigeon.
I tried the latest bit here: http://www.herrie.org/
Uh, the drive disappeared in Windows Explorer when I put in a DVD+R, (and came back when I took it out) so I dunno quite what to do. :sad:
I get here, and there's a TON of firmware options! :eek: I don't wanna wear the drive out by overspeed writing, and I'm running XP service pack 3. And since NEC wouldn't put up a bugfix list, I'm not sure why the old versions are that - old versions!
So I'm lost. Please help!