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NEC 2500 A DVD RW and windows XP ?

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by eddie9072, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. eddie9072

    eddie9072 Guest

    Can copy anything on the dvd recordr in a CD but cannot copy any file of any kind if there is a dvd recordable disc in. The player was installed ok and xp put an appropriate driver in - no errors or conflicts. but it seems xp does not reconise it as a dvd recorder
    please help - complete novice
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

    Mar 13, 2003
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    Howdy there eddie9072, welcome to aD,

    Yep, those NEC's are picky. Mine is listed as a dual format burner (both -R's and +R's) but it will only work on decent grade +R media. Anything else, it just won't see :(

    OK, while you're getting some RiData, Sony, Phillips, Verbatim's, TDK, Maxell or HP's - Let's check everything else -

    Let's go over your DVD burner's basics, Okie, Dokie ?

    For that we'll have to turn on the TV to "The Wide Warped World of Sports," already in progress :)

    (Our advertiser's here for a few words first - )

    Remember fans, while watching our sports spectacular always check your DMA mode. When our PC gets "cranky" and "out of sorts", it could be you've slipped from your DMA mode to your PIO Mode. As we all know, it could happen to anyone. Why not go into Device Manager, and under IDE ATA/ ATAPI Controllers, check your Primary IDE Channel (where your burner should be) to see if your Current transfer under Advanced settings is set to DMA while we head to our broadcast site where we'll catch up to ScubaPete, and our show which is already in progress -


    First, to our sports announcer "ScubaPete" at the local ball field -

    Hi folks, nice of you to join us -
    (hey ball boy, gimme a beer, "K" ?)

    First up to bat this inning, our all star, ASPI- let's check his bio - ASPI likes to sandwich himself between the software and the burner, allowing fast and precise communication and smooth performance.

    Here's some additional information about the ASPI layer –


    First we see if he'll join the lineup by way of Adaptec ASPI layer OR Nero ASPI.

    Sometimes ASPI is reluctant to join so we may have to "Force" him by using "Force ASPI."

    We'll find all of those links and some more information here -


    Once he's in place, it's good to check on ASPI, here's a good tool for just that, it's called ASPI Checker -


    Taking a short break while a fan streaks the field, we're switching you to the All World Golf Tournament and ScubaPete 2 at the clubhouse -

    (hey) "High Ball," (I mean,) Hi ya'all, Stupid-Pete, I mean ScubaPete. Are we set ready for Firmware ? Well G R E A T !

    We'll be going out to the links (while I get anudder rink) to check our Firmware for our burner of choice -
    The Firmware, as we might remember, is our burner's tutor, keeping our DVD burner "tweaked". It makes sure our burner can "speak" to as many different Mfgrs of media, as quickly and precisely as possible - We're always looking for the most recent upgrade -

    To check on our firmware we'll need a little "kweel tool" which we can get from here -


    At the bottom of the page look for "What's my firmware? - Try this little tool I found," Download this tool and check out your Firmware's health (up-to-date wise). You can probably get a current upgrade there also -

    If you haven't gotten the proper firmware - back you go to get your upgrade – available at the Firmware page –

    You cannot be without it -

    "Time to take a break from our sports broadcast and transfer you back to ScubaPete at the bar, . . . Huuuuummmm, ScubaPete, I say, ScubaPete . . . has anyone seen ScubaPete what, ". . , wha . . he's under the wha . .

    "Sorry Ladies and Gentlemen, ScubaPete seems to be under the, ahhhhhh, the . .Ahhhhh, weather, yea, that's it, He's under the weather . " (Psssst, BigOrange, get you feet offin da ScubaPete's head, we don't want him on the floor all nite . .

    Someone ship him back to A/D, alrighty ?

    Hey guys, lQQk what we found under him, it lQQks like a NEC page in case nothing else works – We may as well leave it with the camera man – Here Lou, you take it - http://www.de.nec.de/softwareoverview2.php/id/557

    "Well folks, we've lost our signal but we hope your driver is all that it can be, . . . G'nite all – "

    Remember when looking for a guide with a disturbed personality, shop ScubaPete -



    PS Don't forget to get the correct media. It does play a major role. If everything else checks out fine and you still haven't changed your discs, DO NOT RETURN AND ASK FOR HELP UNTIL YOU DO SO !

    The “old man” Pete (ö¿ô)
    Compaq 8000, Pent IV CPU 2.84GHz, 1024MB RAM, 520GB HD.
    Pioneer 107, 8X R/W , Nec R/W ND-1300A, JLMS DVD ROM.
    128MB GeForce4 TI 4200, O/S XP[/small]
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2004

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