Drive doesn’t recognise blank CDR - Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R2002
Main questions: What would cause a drive to be able to write to a CDR containing data and not to a blank one and also be able to read all discs perfectly? Also why did it work before I re-formatted my hard drive and re-installed Windows XP, but not now?
Detail: Recently done a fresh format and re-install of Windows XP Pro + SP1 and now I can not burn a CD as the drive does not recognise that a blank CDR has been inserted. I have tried 5 CDs from the same pack, and none work on this computer although they are recognised fine on my friendÂ¡Â¦s computer, also I used 100 of these disks before on this drive without any problems. I have tried flashing the firmware on my Toshiba DVD-ROM SD-R2002 combo drive. My drive has the 1F26 firmware and have tried flashing it with the original firmware (RPC2) available at http://forum.rpc1.org .
Curiously, it does burn to an un-finalised CDR with data on it via Multisessioning; this works on Windows XP built in burning and with Nero. It reads all discs fine.
I also noticed that the drive does not make the sounds I was familiar sounds, with when a empty CDR is inserted and Windows XP does not bring up the option dialog as to what to do with the blank disk. Windows XP built in burning reports “Insert a writable disc to continue. There is no disc in the drive. Please insert a writable CD into drive D:” and Nero doesn’t allow any selection of Write speed when a blank CDR is in the drive although it does allow selections as soon as the disc is ejected. Creating a compilation without a disc in the drive and then selecting the burn option reports “Waiting for drive to become ready”. If the disc is ejected again and the final burn button pushed Nero switches to the burn screen and reports “DVD-ROM SD-R2002: Waiting for Disc. Please insert an empty disc to write toÂ¡K Disc required for the compilation: CD-R/RW. Disc type in the recorder: (Empty).” When a CDR is inserted the light on the drive flashes for a long time but nothing else happens.
Bizarrely in 20+ hours of fiddling I have managed to burn two CDRs, both originally blank (adding to already written discs - un-finalised discs - works fine). However when I tried straight away to do it again, I encounted the same old problems.
I have tried using the latest SIS PCI IDE UDMA controller driver, but I got the same results I got from the one that one Windows XP chooses to install.
I have tried enabling/disabling DMA both from the BIOS or from Device Manager for both the Hard Drive and/or CDRW/DVD-ROM.
Even though I use Windows XP I have tried installing an ASPI layer from www.adaptec.com 4.71a2 (install program only wants to add wnaspi32.dll and aspi32.sys and not install winaspi.dll or wowpost.dll. No help at all. I then tried installing forceaspi to add all four files, which it did, but my problems remain. (http://cd-rw.org/articles/archive/aspisetup.cfm )
In desperation and I used a CD drive cleaner, the type with the brushes underneath, luckily it did not damage the drive, but it didnÂ¡Â¦t help either.
I have tried using version 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 (Enterprise Edition) of Nero Burning ROM, and have tried using the built in windows XP burning functions. I have tried combinations of turning off the CD burning facilities of XP and setting the IMAPI CD-Burning COM service through Automatic/Manual/Disabled rebooting each time. I have tried many combinations of disabling/Enabling Services via the Administrative tools menu. I have Microsoft Office 2003 installed, but canÂ¡Â¦t see why this would make a difference.
I have a Rock Sigma SI Laptop from www.rock-direct.com find additional (and probably irrelevant) information on it from www.mobile-support.net . Info on Toshiba Slim 4x Combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive SD-R2002 from http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/Index.asp?page=PCI&nav=ISH_PRS&model=SDR2002 .
Question: In Nero disc info what does the information for the drive in the brackets mean: (ID: 0 HA:1)
If you require any other information I am sure I can supply it. I’ve never been this stuck with a IT problem before, and hope u can help! I’ve spent many hours on google researching this problem to no avail. Hope this post will get the answer I need. Thank you for your help.
Also if anyone else has the same problem, even if you have no solutions please post and we can compare configurations to rule some things out; plus it will be nice to know I am not alone! (This person seems to have the same problem with a Toshiba http://pub44.ezboard.com/fultimateboardofcoolstufffrm31.showNextMessage?topicID=792.topic )