Sony CDRW not recognized by software

fcastle

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I have a Sony CRX220E1 CDRW drive. I had no problems with it when I first installed it into my system. I burned discs with Nero, used DLA, etc. I reformatted my hard drive which I do regularly to keep things fresh. Now, Nero will not recognize the drive. Explorer acknoweldged it is a CDRW drive and the drive shows in my BIOS and device manager. I loaded Sony's CD software, B's recorder Gold5, and it also does not recognize the drive. It gives me a message: no drive connected. I have uninstalled the drive in device manager and had it redected by windows. No luck. Any suggestions would be great.

The only change when I reformatted was that the windows drive letter got changed to "F:". Here are the letters:

A: floppy
D: DVD-ROM
E: Sony CDRW
F: windows partition on HD 0
G: programs partition on HD 0
H: data drive on HD 1

Should that matter?
 

bozo1

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May 21, 2001
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Try disabling the "IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service" and see if that helps anything. (It's Windows built-in burning stuff that sometimes causes 3rd party programs to freak.)
 

Doh!

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When the OS sees the burner while the burning software has problem detecting it, the problem often relates to the burning software's inability to detect aspi.dll. But w/ Nero, you shouldn't have this problem because it has its own aspi.dll. If the suggest made by bozo1 doesn't work, try reinstalling Nero (w/ the latest version). Also, get the latest aspi drivers (can't remember where though. Just google for it).