Win98 misidentifying CD-RW?

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I recently installed a SCSI photoscanner (HP photosmart) on a home machine running windows 98SE. Scanner works fine. But after that install, the CD-burn sofware for the Sony CRX225A wouldn't work. It claimed no drive - and then an ASPI problem - then it seems to look at the scsi interface for some reason. Turns out if I "fix" the ASPI, the scanner won't function.

So I kicked around some more and noticed that when Windows 98 'found" the hardware when it was originally installed, it saw it as a CRX225E. Thinking that might be an issue I went looking for a proper driver: Sony claims one isn't needed and that win98SE can provide the correct driver.

I have reinstalled both the HP photosmart and the CD-RW (as a 225E since that's the only driver win98 seems willing to recognize!) - and checked both Sony and HP websites for driver updates: none available. With the scanner working, the CD drive is perfectly accessible for reading - it seems to be just the Recorder Gold 5 that doesn't work.

1. Anyone else had this type of misidentification problem?
2. Any thoughts on why this scsi and IDE drive seem unable to co-exist?
3. Or is it just Recorder Gold that is the problem?

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If you can, you might try another burning program.
 
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