I have an older SONY CD-RW model CRX140E which worked flawlessly on my DELL PC with ME installed. I’ve done a fresh install of XP Home on the same PC, and I’m now getting bad discs (files not valid, slow disc reading/transfers). This drive also now has a problem finding the current multi-session, i.e., after burning a 3rd session on the disc, explorer sees only the 1st session (even though Roxio can see all three sessions on the disc).
Is it possible that XP or the drivers XP installed for the drive is to blame? It’s just hard to belive the drive is failing by coincidence.
I’m planning on replacing it with a Plextor 712 DVD burner, but am apprehensive that a system problem will affect the new drive as well.