For the past several weeks, I've been having a difficult time getting my ND-6100A on my Dell Inspiron 700m notebook to burn CD-r discs. To put it simply, the drive is very erratic. Sometimes it recognizes the blank disc; usually it doesnt.
What discs have I been using, you say? A no-name Target CD-r, a Philips 52x CD-r and--most recently--a Maxell 48x CD-r. I even threw in a Memorex 4x CD-rw for variety. I doubt the problem is with the disc.
What programs have you used to burn? I-Tunes for music (which has mysteriously stopped recognizing the disc as blank), Sonic RecordNow! (ditto) and CDBurnerXP Pro 3 (you guessed it). I'm running XP and once or twice when I've gotten the drive to recognize the disc, I get a strange error message spat back at me. I wish I could write it here, but I haven't been able to get the drive to recognize the disc today.
I have had the latest automatic Windows updates as well.
So, any counsel, friends? I'd sure appreciate it.