Nero 5 won't detect CD-RW drive in XP Home (SP3)


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Gas Bag

I've recently installed Nero 5.0 on a XP Home Version 2002 (Service
Pack 3) system.
I have a (LG brand) HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B Drive. For some reason,
Nero 5.0 won't detect this drive at all. When I select "Choose
Recorder" from witin Nero, it only detects the Image Recorder, not the
CD-RW Drive. As a result, I cannot burn any CDs using Nero, it will
only burn images to the Hard Drive. But I do know the CD-RW burner is
working, because I can burn music files using Windows Media Player.
It's just that Nero won't detect the CD-RW drive. I'm sure that many
other people would've encountered the same/similar problems.

I was hoping someone could offer me some help here? Thanks.
 
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LD55ZRA

Have you tried updating Nero 5 with updates from Nero's website?
I have got a CD that contains two update files for Nero5. Please
try Nero's website or google for: Nero551056.exe and
n551056eng.exe and it might just do the trick.

hth


Gas said:
I've recently installed Nero 5.0 on a XP Home Version 2002 (Service
Pack 3) system.
I have a (LG brand) HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B Drive. For some reason,
Nero 5.0 won't detect this drive at all. When I select "Choose
Recorder" from witin Nero, it only detects the Image Recorder, not the
CD-RW Drive. As a result, I cannot burn any CDs using Nero, it will
only burn images to the Hard Drive. But I do know the CD-RW burner is
working, because I can burn music files using Windows Media Player.
It's just that Nero won't detect the CD-RW drive. I'm sure that many
other people would've encountered the same/similar problems.

I was hoping someone could offer me some help here? Thanks.

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T Shadow

Gas Bag said:
I've recently installed Nero 5.0 on a XP Home Version 2002 (Service
Pack 3) system.
I have a (LG brand) HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B Drive. For some reason,
Nero 5.0 won't detect this drive at all. When I select "Choose
Recorder" from witin Nero, it only detects the Image Recorder, not the
CD-RW Drive. As a result, I cannot burn any CDs using Nero, it will
only burn images to the Hard Drive. But I do know the CD-RW burner is
working, because I can burn music files using Windows Media Player.
It's just that Nero won't detect the CD-RW drive. I'm sure that many
other people would've encountered the same/similar problems.

I was hoping someone could offer me some help here? Thanks.

If it's an OEM version of Nero and didn't come with the drive that's
probably your problem. I got the retail vesion of 6 for cheap several years
ago so never had to figure out how the "adding keys" work.
 
D

dadiOH

Gas said:
I've recently installed Nero 5.0 on a XP Home Version 2002 (Service
Pack 3) system.
I have a (LG brand) HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8481B Drive. For some reason,
Nero 5.0 won't detect this drive at all. When I select "Choose
Recorder" from witin Nero, it only detects the Image Recorder, not the
CD-RW Drive. As a result, I cannot burn any CDs using Nero, it will
only burn images to the Hard Drive. But I do know the CD-RW burner is
working, because I can burn music files using Windows Media Player.
It's just that Nero won't detect the CD-RW drive. I'm sure that many
other people would've encountered the same/similar problems.

I was hoping someone could offer me some help here? Thanks.

Dump Nero and get a burning program that works and is less humongous.
Suggestions...
InfraRecorder
CDBurnerXP
DeepBurner
EasyBurner
ImgBurn

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....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
 
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db

I agree.

nothing worst than
paying for new versions
of nero

when free ones are
available.

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