BIOS update

  kpr 12:32 30 Dec 2004
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I cant get a new dvd rewriter to work and it was suggested that I may have to update my BIOS so I had a look at their website and found a few updates. (I am only on Version 1 according to my PC)

Would any of the updates below help my install problem or should I update anyway?

*UPdate 2/.Mass Production release
Support PCB 4.0 with RTL 8101 LAN and Modem function
*Update 3/.Added CMOS setup item "OnBoard Modem Function" and set default to "Disabled" when PCB 4.0.
Change clock control setting for AMD Mode8 stepping1.
*Update 4/.Support 8233CF
*Update 5/.Fixed the following issue to support 8233CE and 8233CF.
system can not enter standby mode under pure DOS Prompt.
Case Indicator function fail
System can not boot form ATA-100,133 hard disk with 40 pins cable

  ACOLYTE 12:34 30 Dec 2004

I cannot see why updateing your bios would have an effect on the dvd drive if its bieng recognised now by the bios and the OS i would say its a burn software problem or a drive problem.

  kpr 12:49 30 Dec 2004

The drive is an NEC3500 dvd rewriter.
I have an older version of Nero running (5.5,InCd etc...)
Would this effect it?

  ACOLYTE 12:55 30 Dec 2004

There is an update to 5.5 available to dload from nero click here

You could then run the info tool and see if your drive shows up.

click here

is a page with supported burners but the specs change so yours may be supported.

Does the bios and OS see your drive and report it correctly?

  kpr 13:00 30 Dec 2004

When pc boots up it firstly says found new hardware - CDRom.
Then found new hardware NEC3500 so it seems to see the device ok.

  kpr 13:03 30 Dec 2004

Just checked the list suggested by Acolyte.
It seems the NEC3500 doesn't appear.
Will this be the problem.
Maybe I should uninstall Nero and try again.

  kpr 13:25 30 Dec 2004

Removed Nero from PC.
Re-installed dvd rewriter and it seems to be working.
Eternally grateful!
Keep up the good work.

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