I have recently installed a Medion/Pioneer DVD writer to replace the original CDR, it reads DVDs and CDs of all types fine but I can not get the preinstalled Nero Burning 5 to write to either CD or DVD, although the writer is shown as drive G only the virtual disc is shown as a write option. The software starts a burn process and tells me that the disc has been completed successfully but there is nothing on it when I check it. The drive is working OK when I used the Windows XP write to disc facility it burnt a copy perfectly. Any ideas folks? Should I try an uninstall and reinstall of Nero?
Sounds like a logical course of action. You have proved the thing works using XP write to disc. What else can it be? I assume that you installed drivers for the Medion/Pioneer kit, after all it may be newer than the drivers held within XP.
Thanks Phil, but since Nero Burning 5.5 was the software supplied with the writer I guessed that it is supported. Since your post I had a look at the website and it looks like I have the latest version but I found this in the FAQ section quote
Nero came bundled with my recorder. Can I use it with other recorders on my computer?
OEM bundled versions of Nero will only work with the recorder they came with. We offer this option to our OEMs to be able to offer the software to OEMs at a even lower price.
So I am going to try uninstalling the pre installed version and reinstall the disc that came with the writer (the details printed on the discs show the same version but who knows) will post if this solves the problem