Win98 Not Recognising DVD Writer

  Edin Dundee 12:06 16 Oct 2005
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I've just installed an NEC ND3540 DVD rewriter on a friend's Win98 system, and it is recognised as a cd drive only.
I've checked the NEC site, and the only drivers available are for DOS/Win 3.**

How do I get the system to see the drive as a DVD rewriter?

Thanks in advance.

  howard63 12:46 16 Oct 2005

have you installed the writer software as there is none within win98 like there is with xp

  Diemmess 12:50 16 Oct 2005

If suitable software was not bundled with the drive he may have to spend as much again on a full copy of Nero or the Roxio version.

I think the failure to recognise the drive is at the door of absent software rather than Win98, which is clearly recognising it as a generic CDROM.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:11 16 Oct 2005

No such thing as DVD writers / players whne Win98 coded.

So win98 will only shw the drive as a CD rom

You will need nero or other dvd burning / playing software to use the drive a DVD.

Deepburner click here

  pj123 13:42 16 Oct 2005

I have an LG 4136 DVD burner and, very occasionally, I have to go into the BIOS to re-detect it as it sometimes shows up in Windows Explorer as a CD ROM.

The OEM version 6 Nero can be bought from click here for £3.49 plus postage. It can then be updated for free to the latest version 6.6.0.16 from the Nero website. click here

  Edin Dundee 16:14 16 Oct 2005

Many thanks for all your responses, very much appreciated.

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