Nero 5.5 recorders

By bigbrat41
Aug 24, 2004
  1. In advance I also think that Techspot is great. I just posted a belated Thank you for other info.

    My problem is that i just got a new cd/rw and nero will not pick it up. Virtual drive is my only choice under recorders. I have done a CLEAN install of nero and tried all else that i know.

    Many thanks.
  2. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    Nero 5.5 is very, very old now. It almost certainly doesn't support a new drive.

    Try getting Nero 6 off and see will your Nero 5.5 licence work with it. It will support the drive.
  3. bigbrat41

    bigbrat41 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    according to nero's homepage my cd/rw IS supported. i'm hoping for a solution other than another purchase, but i thank you (myob) very much.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If your Nero came with your computer or a CD drive then it is an OEM version and will support only the drive it came with.

    If you got some burning software with your new drive then you have to uninstall your old Nero.
  5. bigbrat41

    bigbrat41 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 54

    The Nero was downloaded and a serial number purchased. The cd/rw drive was just replaced as my previous one went SOUTH.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,704   +397

    Well if you have time you can try this, it won't hurt anything to try and it might fix it.

    Backup your registry.
    Uninstall Nero.
    Remove your CD Drive through device manager.
    Shut down comp.
    Remove CD Drive, leave comp case open
    Boot comp
    Search registry for anything with Nero, and delete those keys.
    Shut down comp
    re-attach cd drive, put case back on (or wait til you know its working - i.e. reading)
    If in WindowsXP check and see if it recognises your drive as CDR/RW or some such. If it doesn't then your drive is probably hosed. If all is good proceed.
    Install Nero.
    Run Nero, enter purchased key.
    Burn CD
  7. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    Nodsu, thats not always correct for 5.5. I'm still using my Ricoh-OEM Nero 5.5 with my HP and Artec drives.

    6 is a different story though, it seems to be locked down to the drive maker.
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