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

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gas Bag, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Gas Bag

    Gas Bag Flightless Bird

    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.
     
  2. LD55ZRA

    LD55ZRA Flightless Bird

    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 Bag wrote:
    >
    > 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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  3. T Shadow

    T Shadow Flightless Bird

    "Gas Bag" <shazlikd@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:05d0b678-6b42-4014-a44e-e5d8f155248e@30g2000yqi.googlegroups.com...
    > 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.
     
  4. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Gas Bag wrote:
    > 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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  5. db

    db Flightless Bird

    I agree.

    nothing worst than
    paying for new versions
    of nero

    when free ones are
    available.

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    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message news:u9YEpV$0KHA.4204@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Gas Bag wrote:
    >> 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
    >
    > --
    >
    > dadiOH
    > ____________________________
    >
    > dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    > ...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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