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    Unhappy Cd burning problems in windows

    Hey, recently my parents cd-rw stopped working, when I put a blank cd in the software showed it was there, then all of a sudden it dissapeared and said it couldn't burn it. I thought maybe it was the drive so I took it back under warranty and got a new one. Now I have a brand new cd-rw and the exact same thing happens, two different brands too. I have tried CDR-Win, Roxio, and Click-n-Burn Pro to burn cd's, all with upgrades, and nothing has worked so far. As for drivers, all the company website says is that I should be able to use the windows default drivers. Currently the pc is running Windows 98SE, I was wondering if maybe something got messed up with the drivers and if so, how do I go about re-installing them? I've tried through the hardware wizard but it just says that the ones on my hard drive are fine. Also, every once in a while my vmm32.vxd won't load, which is because of a scanner I have, but I was wondering if this could be part of the problem.

    Oops, the cd-rw's were a Ricoh and the new one is an LG
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    i got such problems a few month before too, but i know why: i messed up with the DMA-driver! since i had installed a wrong DMA-driver and enabled the DMA-support on my CD-burner i had the same problems as you. after this i disabled the DMA-support again i still had some problems with Nero but Roxio WinOnCD 5 worked!!! i got a new (good!!) version of the DMA-driver, installed it, and still had problems with Nero. so i formatted my hd and now everything works fine.

    i don't know if this helps, but i hope so.

    \"Imagination is more important than knowledge\" (A. Einstein)

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    Re: Cd burning problems in windows

    Originally posted here by Pecosian
    As for drivers, all the company website says is that I should be able to use the windows default drivers. Currently the pc is running Windows 98SE, I was wondering if maybe something got messed up with the drivers and if so, how do I go about re-installing them?
    The drivers would be located in the I386 folder of your windows 98 CD. I would suggest copying that folder to your PC, and direct the install manager to the I386 folder when searching for drivers.

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    The drivers would be located in the I386 folder of your windows 98 CD.
    Actually, they would be located in the Win98 directory. The i386 directory is only for NT-based OSes. :-) Just thought it might help.

    The driver for the actual CD-RW shouldn't be an issue considering that you are have tried two different drives, therefore using two different drivers. The problem you are describing is most likely either what [4tt4ck3r] suggested and be a driver problem for a different component that works with the CD-RW or is a hardware problem.

    In my opinion, this sounds more like a hardware problem then a software problem. You should check to make sure that you installed the hardware properly. Ensure that the master/slave settings are correct on each of the drives on the same IDE cable (for instances your CD-RW and a regular CD-ROM if they are on the same cable). Also, are you certain that your power supply can supply enough power for the new drive? I had a similar problem with a hard drive at one point because I was overtasking my power supply with too many components.

    AJ

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    this has nothing to do with your problem but i had a problem with xp it was almost similar to yours but my removable drive wasnt connecting to the motherboard all the way so when i have to burn a cd i have to hold it in or burn it else where. at least until i get smart enough to get enough energy to fix the problem lol

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    Did you recently upgrade your Internet Explorer? I bet you did. This has happened to me in 98se and the only way i got it to work again was by going back to IE 5.5 (or 5 can't remember). Just goto the add/remove programs and choose Internet explorer, it should allow you to revert back to your previous IE.

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    Thx for the advice, I've been out all day but I'll look into it tomorrow morning.
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    A similar (sort of) thing happened to me. Only i hadn't ever been able to get my burner to work. A friend of mine who worked on XP even came in and looked at it, and decided there was absolutely nothing wrong. (BTW, this was a brand new computer). Finally i figured out that i (oops!) had been using the wrong kind of CD-RW. I wanted CD-R's, not CD-RW's. That probably isn't your problem, but sometimes the simplest things are the issue at hand :-)

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    Another program you might want to use is Record Now Max. It's a trial, but it is a really good program, much better than Easy Cd Creator 5. You can find it here: Http://www.stompinc.com/recordnowmax

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