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Windows detects CD-R, but software doesn't.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cropcircles, Dec 29, 2001.

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  1. cropcircles

    cropcircles Thread Starter

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    I have somewhat of a strange problem, as least for me it is. I have an internal SCSI CD-R, which Windows detects, as well as the BIOS. There's also a SCSI CD-ROM on the same chain, which is working fine.

    But, as for the burner, when I try to use any kind of burning software with it (CDRWin, Easy CD, Nero, etc.), none of them are able to detect it. I've installed the latest patches for them, and stil no luck. I'm using XP Professional. Thanks.
     
  2. deuce

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    Is your cdr supported by Xp pro? I have heard that there are a lot of compatibility issues with Xp. What is the make/model of the cdr?
     
  3. cropcircles

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    Actually, I don't know if my CD-R is supported by XP. The CD-R is pretty old, which is to say about 4 years. It's a Sony Spressa CDU948s 4x/8x. Is there a driver I could download to update it? I went to Sony's website, and because the burner is so old, they don't even support it.
     
  4. slipe

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    Sony has been putting some drivers in their updates for Sony CD Extreme software that allows some older Sony burners to overburn and write to 80 minute CDs where they wouldn’t before. The latest update might have an XP driver. Worth a chance.

    Go here and download the basic program: http://www.MiseryHQ.d2g.com/extreme.html
    Then go to Sony and get the latest update for it. You might have to choose an older burner that is still supported – the update is the same for all the burners.

    I know the program works SCSI as it works fine on my SCSI Plextor.

    I have occasionally had all of my software refuse to recognize the burner. Removing the SCSI card in device manager and rebooting always fixes things for me. You might want to try that also.
     
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