Right here goes…
I have a NEC ND-2500A and recently it’s been acting up. I’m running XP Home SP2. For some reason whenever I insert a new CD or DVD the icon and volume label in My Computer doesn’t change. They will only change when I restart the computer. So basically the label and icon is set when i turn on the computer to whatever disc is in the drive, and won’t change! This obviously isn’t a massive problem… but it’s just the start!
Secondly, when I insert a CD, double clicking on the drive will open up the contents of the CD fine (as it should). No problems there (other than the whole icon thing). However when I insert a DVD, and double click on the icon, I either get an error saying ‘D:\ is not accesable’ or ‘Please insert disc into D:’.
At first I thought this may be something to do with the hardware dying on me, and my drive just not being able to read DVD’s any more. However when a DVD is in, if I open up ‘Power DVD’ the DVD will play fine! And if I open Nero, it will burn to a blank DVD fine as well! But I still get the error messages when double clicking on the drive. This means that watching DVD’s and burning them isn’t too much of a problem, however trying to use data DVD’s is impossible!
I’ve tryed a few things:
- Flashed my drive from a NEC ND-2100AD to NEC ND-2500A
- Flashed latest firmware update
- Removed upper & lower limits in regestry
- Uninstalled & reinstalled the drive (several times!)
- Swapping the jumper (master, slave, etc)
None of these made any difference.
I’m using the same DVD+R that I’ve always used without problem, all burned from the same drive.
DMA is on, Autorun is off. The drive is set as Secondary Master.
Any help would be hugely appreciated, as being a student I can’t really afford a new one! Thanks in advance!