EAC on Win8 - no USB drive support?

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#1

Hi all!

I have an older laptop which has been upgraded to Windows 8 (32 bit). Also, I had installed Exact Audio Copy 1.0 beta 3 which did work nicely with the internal CD/DVD writer.
Now I had some CD to rip, and for that job I hooked my trusty external LG GE20NU10.

Problem: EAC does not recognize the drive. No hardware problem since the drive can be used with other applications like ImgBurn or Windows Media Player.

Any idea what I could do?

Thanks,
Michael


#2

Would putting a wnaspi32.dll in the same directory work?


#3

See if you can burn an Audio CD to the external from the laptop …


#4

Are you running EAC as an administrator (no idea if that will help, but an idea to try).


#5

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2703116]Would putting a wnaspi32.dll in the same directory work?[/QUOTE]
Haven’t considered this since I have been using EAC with SPTI for ages. The funny thing is, EAC does work with the internal IDE drive.

[QUOTE=cholla;2703118]See if you can burn an Audio CD to the external from the laptop …[/QUOTE]
Using other software (used Windows Media player for that job), the external drive (this is a 5,25" half height unit with its own power supply- incase anyone asks) works fine.

[QUOTE=Stereodude;2703127]Are you running EAC as an administrator (no idea if that will help, but an idea to try).[/QUOTE]
I usually run application software as ordinary user without admin permissions. For troubleshooting, I tried “run as admin”, but this did not help. EAC does not detect this drive.


#6

Have you contacted the developer of EAC? There’s probably some way to generate a debug log or similar that will help identify the issue.


#7

Not a bad idea! :slight_smile:
If I remember correctly, they have some kind of support forum. Will check out if I have a more reliable internet connection (I am on a lousy mobile connection (EDGE) at the moment.

But I wonder if I am the only one who has this kind of problem. :confused:


#8

This probably won’t help as I have Vista.
I don’t have a problem with EAC or other software recognizing the external CD/DVD drive.
The problem I have is I can’t write an Audio CD with the external from any software.
I can write a Data CD .
Both using the same CD RW disc.
I can use this same disc with an internal CD/DVD drive & it will write an Audio CD.
DVDs also write fine.

I blame the external case chipset for this.
To make sure it wasn’t just a problem with a specific drive .
I changed out the samsung & put in an older Matshita I have.
Same results.

Now for how this may apply to your problem.
If a chipset in an external case can not be able to write an Audio CD .
A chipset could prevent recognition by EAC.
I suggest trying an different external to test this with.


#9

Hi mciahel,

I’ve just faced the very same issue (my beloved Plexwriter Premium in an external USB box wasn’t recognized by EAC) but I found a solution that would probably help you too:

[ul]
[li]download Nero ASPI Layer 2.0.1.74 (wnaspi.dll) from Softpedia (http://drivers.softpedia.com/progDownload/Nero-ASPI-Driver-20150-Download-290.html). It says that it is version 2.0.1.50 but actually it is 2.0.1.74[/li][li]important: “Unblock” the downloaded wnaspi.dll (right-click, Unblock)[/li][li][LEFT]copy wnaspi.dll to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 (it [U]may[/U] work if put in EAC folder, but I did not test that)[/LEFT][/li][li]in EAC Options -> Interface, select “Installed external ASPI interface”[/li][li]done! ;)[/li][/ul]
Good ripping!

smz

P.S.: Ooops… I just noticed you’re on Windows 8 [B]32bit[/B]. This being the case, put wnaspi.dll in C:\Windows\system32 (or try EAC folder…)


#10

Good information smz, It is also available here at club.myce.
http://upload.cdfreaks.com/Kerry56/wnaspi32.dll