The acronym ASPI stands for Advanced SCSI Programming Interface. ASPI layer, drivers, interface & file system are synonymous. System software and applications use ASPI not only to interface with SCSI devices but with IDE/ATAPI devices when ripping & burning CDs. The ASPI protocol is primarily based on one file, wnaspi32.dll. There are other files that support wnaspi32.dll, referred to as the ASPI layer.
The Windows 95/98/Me install includes wnaspi32.dll & the ASPI layer. The 2K/XP installs do not include wnaspi32.dll nor the ASPI layer and instead use the â€˜SCSI Pass Throughâ€ interface.
Unfortunately, there are more versions of the ASPI32 drivers available than you can count. Given the plethora of file versions & types, keep any proprietary versions in their program folder (e.g. FireBurner, CDRWin & Nero) and ensure that these versions, from aspi_v470.exe, are installed.
ASPIXP.SYS (32-bit) 4.70
WNASPIXP.DLL (32-bit) 4.70
ASPI64.SYS (64-bit) 4.70.8
WNASPI64.DLL (64-bit) 4.70.8
*Win 3.1 & 95 supported by aspi_v460.exe
If you still have problems ripping or burning after installing the latest Adaptec ASPI, it’s usually due to a problem with your burner or CD-ROM drive. Try updating your drive’s firmware or check for installed programs (e.g. Easy CD) that load proprietary drivers for packet-writing software.