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Win98 misidentifying CD-RW?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cdss, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. cdss

    cdss Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2004
    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?

  2. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    If you can, you might try another burning program.
  3. gotrootdude


    Feb 19, 2003
    Give this UNOFFICIAL Windows98 Second Edition Service Pack 1.6 a try.. It may help.

    It contains a few fixes for the flaky ASPI layer in win98.
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