Hi! Guys :bigsmile:
Just thought I'd share some info with you all.....
Some of you may remember my post concerning Mt. Rainier and the LITE-ON LTR-40125W , Firmware version WS05 anyway after OC-Freak informed me that this particular drive doesn't yet have a Mt. Rainier supported firmware upgrade I then asked what could cause my Lite-On to stop recognising the info on CD's with the "Smart Burn Media Check" utility.
I was informed that maybe it was because of some bug in these CD utilities which may require an Aspi layer to be present so I installed Force Aspi but still didn't get any Joy!
Today I mistakenly accessed an old Roxio EZCD, Direct CD formatted CDR disc which wasn't closed and got Error Drive D is not accessible and then noticed that I couldn't even access regular data CD's. Restarting had no effect either.
At this point I thought I frigg'd my new Lit-On.
As a last ditch attempt I uninstalled Nero and installed my old copy of Roxio EZCD Platinum 5.02 with the latest update 5.1 and now everything works great.
I think EZCD must have inadvertently messed up my system when I uninstalled it.
I know most people don't like EZCD and I am aware that there are incompatibility issues with it and other writing softwares but no other software will allow you to format CDR's like EZCD's Direct CD which really has its upsides. I also read somewhere that Lite-On writers and EZCD don't really get on hence my initial reason for uninstalling it in the 1st place but I can tell you that this updated version has added new drive support which seems to work fine with mine.
I just wanted to provide you guys with information concerning my experience in the hope that it helps someone as much as I've been helped by reading the many posts displayed in this fine forum.
Keep up the good work guys!