|Maybe you just have bad taste in music? A lot of songs are just noise anyway :- )|
Anyway, about Nero not seeing your burner; did that particular Nero disk come bundled with your Acer? I think those old Acer's came with Adaptec/Roxio software. If the Nero disk came with a different burner it's likely it will only work with that model and not your Acer. Back in the day when I was buying them new I would try using the bundled software with burners I got in used PCs. I did eventually find one that worked with other models but that was after at least a couple dozen attempts. I think Nero slipped up with that particular disk and forgot to lock it to a particular model.