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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Added information:

    I have already checked the reg, per MSKB 316529, and made sure that the drive type is listed as type 2. ( CD-RW ) and my other drive is a type 3, ( CD-ROM )

    Checking the drive properties, does NOT show any recording tab as a CD-RW SHOULD have. ????

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    I think the common thing to do here is to uninstall the driver and reboot, and see if xp finds and reinstalls (which it usually does). For some reason installing a new driver does not fix some of these problems like you think it should.

    good luck
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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Have you checked to see if " IMAPI CD Burning" is enabled in WinXP Services?
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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Hi Cowboy,
    Thanks,
    Yes, that was enabled in services, but I think that is for the built-in CD burner that come with XP.
    This is a problem with XP just NOT recognizing the fact that the Sony CD-RW is actually a burner and a reader, despite what the BIOS says.

    I think I just may have a blown controller on the drive itself? Not sure yet at this point. I'll keep plugging.

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    Lost CD-RW capability

    I have a Sony CRX-140E, CD-RW drive that has suddenly become just a CD-ROM drive to Windows. System BIOS recognizes it properly as a CD-RW, but XP SP1 does NOT.
    I have reinstalled the newest drivers from Sony, Device Manager says there is no problem. I'm not sure just when this occurred since I haven't used the burner for a while ( but had been working properly ) The Sony website is worthless for this problem. No answers there.
    Rolled back the system with SR, but must have been something before the last Restore Point. NG.

    Ideas?????

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Hi Kip,
    Yes, I also tried that. In fact I even uninstalled BOTH my CD-ROM & my CD-RW, to see how XP would re-install them. It came back the same way as before. ????

    As I mentioned to Cowboy, I think I may have a blown controller on the CD-RW, but not quite ready to run out and buy another drive, YET!

    Any other ideas from one and all would be appreciated. <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Is your Motherboard Chipset by any chance VIA?

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    No, It's an Intel Brookdale i845.

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    OK, I was thinking VIA 4-1 Drivers if you were using VIA Chipset.

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    How about loading a bootable linux CD (such as Knoppix which comes with built in CD-R/RW software. This would narrow it down to Hardware vs. Software.

    Mind you, I've not been able to get the CR-R/RW software to work in Knoppix yet.. but I also haven't tried to hard.
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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Chris,

    Except that I'm in a catch22, where I can't burn a CD to even get that far.

    This has really got me stumped. I changed the IDE secondary cable, I borrowed a CD-RW drive and it installed OK, but only as far as the original drive. ( system sees it as a CD-ROM not a CD-RW ) I ran SFC /scannow, I tried to re-install XP, got the same results. Used True Image to go back to the original config. Checked the reg in CD Burners area to make sure the drive was a type 2.

    Followed MSKB 316529, which describes to situation exactly, but still NG.

    I'm begining to wonder if I have a bad IDE secondary on the MB!!!

    This is NOT good! <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    <hr>I'm beginning to wonder if I have a bad IDE secondary on the MB<hr>

    One way to find out. Install your CDRW as the Primary Slave, that is, if your Hard Drive and OS is setup as Primary Master. That way you will know if it is IDE related, because your Primary IDE seems to working fine, correct? So if your CDRW doesn't work on your Primary IDE then we know it's not the IDE.

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    I have to ask this Question. You say the CDRW is seen as a CDROM, correct? Have you installed any Burning Software like Roxio or Direct CD or anything and tried to use it as a CDRW with that software? From everything I'm reading it has to do with Burning Software. THe CDROM and CDRW use the same type Drivers but to use the CDRW as anything besides a CDROM you need a software Program for Burning, such as Nero. Now with that said I know for a fact that my CDRW will burn using WinXP Burning program {IMAPI} so I don't understand why yours won't work with WinXP burning Software.

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Cowboy & all others,

    Yes, I'm using Nero & Burn Quick for burning software.

    I certainly didn't understand why I couldn't burn anything with XP's burner or any of the others. The drive just wasn't being seen as a Burner, at all.

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold">NOW</span hi> ............You will notice that I am speaking in the PAST tense, above.

    It looks like I have found the problem.
    In one of my other posts, I wondered about the Secondary IDE channel being a possibility? Well, I have a Promise Technology ATA 66/100 add-on board, which gives me an additional 4 IDE ports on the system. I transferred the CD-RW over to the Promise board and viola !!!, I have a recognized CD-RW that works !!! I left my other CD-ROM on the MB IDE Secondary Slave and that also seems fine.

    The question is of course, just what was wrong with the MB secondary, that only seemed to affect the Burner? I guess it will remain one of lifes mysteries. The important thing is that there was a work around to get everything back in order.

    Thanks for the input from the responders. MUCH appreciated. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Lost CD-RW capability

    Thanks for posting the workaround fix that I can save for when and if I need it.

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