I found a Sony CD burner and am trying to find out if it works properly.
I switched it out with my slightly newer CD burner.

Windows installed a driver for it and it shows files on a CD in windows explorer.

My Nero software that came with my other CD burner won't work with it.

Do I look up the model number and search for software for it?

Thanks.
Posted on 2009-09-12 20:47:19 by skywalker

I found a Sony CD burner and am trying to find out if it works properly.
I switched it out with my slightly newer CD burner.

Windows installed a driver for it and it shows files on a CD in windows explorer.

My Nero software that came with my other CD burner won't work with it.

Do I look up the model number and search for software for it?

Thanks.


Try ImgBurn or CDBurnerXP. Both are free and of pretty decent quality.
Posted on 2009-09-12 20:49:49 by SpooK
Yup - your version of Nero has been 'hobbled' so it will only work on that manufacturers hardware.
I really hate that, its like being slapped in the face with a sea bass.

There's plenty of free cd-burning software, just grab something and try it.
Posted on 2009-09-12 23:16:09 by Homer

Try ImgBurn or CDBurnerXP. Both are free and of pretty decent quality.


Thanks, CDBurnerXP is the winner of the two.
Posted on 2009-09-13 06:01:39 by skywalker

Yup - your version of Nero has been 'hobbled' so it will only work on that manufacturers hardware.
I really hate that, its like being slapped in the face with a sea bass.

There's plenty of free cd-burning software, just grab something and try it.



Found something interested when I sucessfully used CDBurnerXP with the Sony CD burner.

It showed writing at 52X while my LiteOn burner only shows recording at 10X whene using a R/RW disc.

Even though the Sony recorder was made a year earlier, it looks like it's a faster drive.

I will use the Sony for a month and if it continues to work fine, I will dump the 66 MB Nero software for the 6.7 Mb CDBurner XP. :-)

Andy
Posted on 2009-09-13 06:11:21 by skywalker