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Old 01-06-2012, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there everyone, I've got a problem and I suspect I'm in the right place.

My PC (a Packard Bell iMedia 1437) runs windows XP. Originally it had 512Mb Ram but I put a Gig in. It also uses a NEC ND3530A DVD +- RW as its primary disc reader. Recently I started developing some problems. The ND3530A was refusing to recognise DVD RW's (of any type or manutfacturer) as anything but CD's and so after updating the Drivers to no avail I resigned myself to having to fork out £20 for an external hard drive, but I did.

Within a week I was the proud owner of a Mat****a UJDA770 DVD RW and was ready to start burning my videos. Now here's where I got really annoyed. The brand new DVD burner wouldn't even read the discs I placed inside. The only thing I could find was a file called Driver Tool that offered to scan and update an any and all outdated drivers - the catch? (£29.99) a year.

Is there anything I can do before I ask for my money back?

Thanks in advance

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Old 01-08-2012, 01:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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...The only thing I could find was a file called Driver Tool that offered to scan and update an any and all outdated drivers - the catch? (£29.99) a year...
Unfortunately I don't have any advice for your main issue, but avoid that software, it's sounds a lot like scareware to me and even if legit is likely of very little use.

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Personally, you dont need a find me non official driver suite to install your hardware.
If the manyfacturer put out a new firmware update for your drive, copy your model number down.
Search in bing and google and mostly yahooo for download firmware for model ****** -windows 3d- "sampling use here".
You'll find it more quickly than a 39.00 screwy driver update program.
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