Problems with CD-rom burner

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have just recenty upgraded to Windows XP from Window 2000 flawlessly.  I Have also gone out and purchased a new burner the lite-on LTR-52246S series.  Both Nero and CDR-Win do not detect it as writer only a device that can read.  

My old burner use to work fine.  I have swapped it from master to slave and back with no luck still.  I Have tried yet another cd writer the newest LG and still can't get it to write.  

I have downloaded the new asapi drivers and installed it.  I have deleted the item from the system device manager and let it reload the software.  IT still won't write.

I have just checked the bios with no luck.  I have also updated the firmware on it.  It is still only being detected as a reader????
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stevemjp earned 200 total points
ID: 8169635
make sure you are using the newest version of nero. It may be that the drive is newer than your software. i had something similar when i bought a new cdrw.

did you get a version of nero with it?

Author Comment

ID: 8169934
yes we did.  It was version 5 that came with the cd and we installed it.

Expert Comment

ID: 8171232
This may be Lite-ons fault. Nero is quite a powerful cd-writing package, and as a result it tailors itself to specific supported burners. Lite-on may not have checked that they were bundling the latest version that supported the burner.

If you check this page on the www.nero.com site you will find your model listed as supported from version of Nero onwards:

Next you will need to check what version of Nero you are running (just having version 5 is not enough, you must have the correct revision - or newer!).

If you find you have an older version (which can very easily happen on prepackaged software) you will need to download an update (please note that you must have Nero 5.5+ to get the update that supports your burner. Head to:
http://www.nero.com and follow the links to the latest update for your system (currently:

Author Comment

ID: 8236348
You figured out the problem.  I was surprised to find out that the software is built only for specific burners.  I will be wiser in the future because of this.


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