My DVD Burner, NEC 2500A, is no longer recognized by my OS (Win 98SE â€“ I know, update the OS, but itâ€™s all I have right now). â€œMy Computerâ€ sees it as a CD Burner.
The burner program I am using is Nero 6.
The burner worked fine until I upped the firmware and reinstalled some Windows system files. (I didnâ€™t have enough storage capacity to make a backup before I did this.)
I upped the firmware to the latest manf.â€™s offering: 1.0b.
Checking with Nero Info Tool, it showed the flash was successful.
I tried it. It worked. InfoTool even says I now have DVD-R DL. That is interesting.
Then the trouble started:
I saw on the NERO site a new, Nero 6 Ultra update.
I downloaded it. Cleaned the old Nero off the system.
Just before I reinstalled, I read that for Windows 98 (it didnâ€™t mention Windows 98SE), NERO needs the system to have the following to work properly:
1) Common Control Library Patch
2) DCOM98.exe, latest version
3) MDAC, latest version my OS will support
Loaded in that order.
Not remembering the original order of installation, I reinstalled each.
(Prior to that I checked and found I didnâ€™t have #1, did have #2, and several versions of #3, MDAC (at least in the Registry). I didnâ€™t change any settings.
Then installed in order, what NERO said I needed.
I rebooted and installed the new NERO 6. I did not install INCD.
Now, â€œMy Computer,â€ show the DVD as having CD Properties. â€“I read somewhere that the system has to have a UDF file on it (something like packet writingâ€”but not pw) for the system to recognize DVDs. Donâ€™t remember the file or how to tell if my system now has it.-
With â€œMy Computerâ€ showing only the 648 meg capacity of a CD, I still tried to burn 2 gigs onto the DVD, in data disc, multi-session mode. It worked. However, â€œMy Computer,â€ although showing the 2 gigs there, it gives the available space as zero.
â€œMy Computerâ€ as well as DVD burners on other computers, can read the 2 gigs, but all say, the remaining space is zero.
I tried to burn more onto that disc. That failed, with, no space available.
For good measure, I reflashed the firmware; but nothing changed.
Nero InfoTool shows me having a full-capacity, DVD burner; Windows CP|System|Device Manager, shows under, CDs, the DVD burner (at least its name) and says it is working properly.
Did I kill my burner with the firmware flash?
Did I kill the OS by installing/reinstalling those three files?
Is the UDF file system missing?
Any ideas on what might be wrong and how to fix it?
If itâ€™s the OS, can it be fixed without having to wipe it out and reinstall?
(Oh, I ran SFC on the OS, but it had no effect. I also reinstalled NERO--nothig changed.)