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cd-rw working/not reading labeled incorrectly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by brinkly97, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. brinkly97

    brinkly97 Guest Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2001
    my cd-rw is spinning...does recognize disc in drive...shows that disc is full, but won't show the files on the cd. Cannot access any information on discs. Check in device manager and weird there too... My "Sony CD-RW CRX160E" actual shows up in DM as " SMNY CD-PW ARX140E. I'm confused. should I disconnect ide cables and try to have windows re-install, or should i try to download driver from site? Scanned for virus using AVG. Using WinMe, 750mhg 128mb, worked 5 days ago. only new software loaded was Olympus voice recorder software. Any suggestions?
    thanks. :confused: [​IMG]
  2. AbvAvgUser


    Oct 3, 2002
    Go to Control Panel > System > Device Manager > CDROM and delete your CD-ROM from there. Then restart your machine. Windows will re-detect it and install new driver for it. Probably will work fine then.
  3. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    There are not any firmware updates for that burner. I guess that means there are no issues that have to be corrected. There are no other drivers for an internal CD writer. They do have updates for the software: http://sony.storagesupport.com/cdrw/crx160ea1dwn.htm If you are using CD Extreme be sure to update it as it adds overburn and some other features to older Sony burners. Get back if you don’t have CD Extreme.

    If the burner will read a regular factory pressed CD like a music or program CD you buy in the store, then the issue is with the recorded CD and probably not with the burner. There is a drive check utility you might want to try on the above link.
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