>Your NEF may not be corrupted, but the camera may have some >settings enabled that VNX2 cannot process - application of >items like Active Digital Lighting and other in-camera changes >may require you to go to Capture NX2 in order for those >changes to be read. Try zeroing your settings in the camera >(no ADL, no B&W or art filters, etc.), shoot a test RAW >and try again.
For most of the events, I used Auto mode (as I have yet to get quick with the manual mode and used the DSLR for quality images). However when I use manual, only setting that I keep on auto is the white balance setting.
I'll check out CNX2 later on today and see what you mean by watching for changes to be read.