CDRW writing conundrum

hi,

my CDRW has stopped being able to write to or recognise blank CDs. It still works fine as a regular CD-ROM and can read all CDs. it gives the following error message in the Event Viewer:

" Details
Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 11
Source: Cdrom
Version: 5.2
Symbolic Name: IO_ERR_CONTROLLER_ERROR
Message: The driver detected a controller error on %1.

Explanation
This problem is typically caused by a failing cable that connects the drive to the ***puter.

User Action
Replace the cable.

Version: 5.0
***ponent: System Event Log
Symbolic Name: IO_ERR_CONTROLLER_ERROR
Message: The driver detected a controller error on %1.

Explanation
This problem is typically caused by a failing cable that connects the drive to the ***puter.

User Action
Replace the cable "

I’m pretty sure that the error is not with the cable and is in the configuration somewhere. I have tried uninstalling the drive and the IDE controller, and i have run a Registry correction program but it still will not work.

I have also tried updating the drivers and installing the latest version of Nero but it did not help.

I just checked the registry and the

Current CD write speed is set to 4294967295
Max Write Speed is set to 52
Drive Type set to 1 (it is a CDRW/DVD-ROM combo drive)

this sounds wrong, is it?

any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Yo-

It is telling you to change the cable - did you?

If not - then you should - they are less than $5 and could be the root of your problem-

Mike

hi,

yes I have tried a new cable and it still gives the same error.

I think a program I have installed has changed my registry settings to only recognize my CDRW/DVDROM drive as a CDROM. Either that or there is a random field been changed that is causing all the problems. i have tried changing the upper and lower filters, and tried changing the drive type from (1) to (2) but nothing seems to help. It is very puzzling :confused: :a

It could also possibly be a corroded or broken pin or soldering point in the electronics of the drive.