[qanda]This thread is about the Plextor PX-760A. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]Suddenly my Plextor PX-760A firmaware 1.7 [latest] stopped recognizing any audio CD-R burned by me (including the ones burned on itself a year earlier). This includes very good brands - TDK, Sony, Verbatim.
At the same time it does not have any problems reading data CD's burned on the same brands, from the same spindle.
It reads also the commercially pressed audio CD.
Windows [XP] does not see an audio CD-R disc inserted.
Various software (Feurio, EAC, Foobar, CD DVD diagnostic) report the disc as blank - whether in ASPI [which is correctly installed] BOB's ASAPI or direct device mode.
Recently I uninstalled 2 low class filters: PxHelp20 v.3.00.56a and AsapiW2K v.18.104.22.168 - because I had occasional burning failures of DVD and CD. Eversince deinstallation burning worked fine.
Could this odd reading problem be related to these filters missing?
I must also note that Plextools Pro XL v.3.13 does not recognize any audio CD's, even the pressed ones. Plextor drives on XP do not have a proprietory driver. So, there is nothing to reinstall to repair this issue.
Yet another anomaly I observed is that Nero InfoTool 22.214.171.124 crashes when it starts collecting information about the hardware.
Googling around did not bring any relevant advice.
Filter Driver Load Order v1.0.009 does not reveal any mismatches with the Device Manager and Registry.