DirectCD Wont Format CDRW in NT

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Windows Nt 4 SP4, PIII-450,196Mb Sony CRX100 CDRW IDE Drive, EasyCd4, DriectCD3. when trying to formta comes up with a message
"Illegal Request (0x80520000 You will not be able to read and write to this disk through drive letter access" then aborts.
Okay what gives, Firmware 1.0m on Sony drive says Adaptec shoudl be okay. Got product as part of purchase package but no serial number give so no support form Adaptec available Sheeesh Please help !!