if nero is installed on ya pc, open the program and on the menu bar click on recorder and see if its listed. if not you may have done something wrong when ya installed nero, remove and re-install. also, your version of nero did it come with your cd writer or an older cd writer you had or bought new from shop??? .
sorry to disagree with ya pops but nero 5.5 will detect all cd writers new or old as long as its not locked to a make of cd writer.
Afraid you are wrong. Nero will not recognise burners which were issued after that version of Nero was issued just as Windows will not recognise printers issued after that version was issued.
New burner recognition is one of the main reasons that Nero has monthly updates - to update its list and program of supported burners click here even so, there are some obscure older recorders that are not even now supported.
I recently installed a new, latest issue Plextor burner into a machine with a reasonably up to date (two month old) version of Nero installed. It didn't work. I loaded the latest Nero version - it did work.