This might be obvious to alot of people, but as this is a newbie section, I thought I would post this in the hopes that someone can avoid the hell I went thru!
I was having problems getting any of my Aopen CD-950e CD-Rom drives to read discs burned in my generic 32-12-40 CD burner. After many hours of over thinking the problem, the solution turned out to be VERY simple.
Quoted directly from Aopens almost, but not quite entirely useless FAQ section :
The utility, such as Easy CD Creator, Toast, etc you use to write the disks maybe in ISO9660 format which can be read on standard CD-ROM drives. Others like DirectCD, your disks are automatically written in UDF 1.5 format. You will need the UDF (Universal Disk Format) reader to read them.
The links they provide are bogus, but Adaptec’s driver is really spiffy and easy to install. You can get it here:
(if the link ceases to work, go to www.download.com, type “UDF” in the search field, then select “Adaptec UDF Reader Driver 184.108.40.206”
I hope that this helps someone out before they get into trying to flash firmware, re-burn the same cd countless times, or otherwise spin wheels for hours.
“Don’t lower your self to debating with idiots. You will only lose to someone with more experience at that level”