GSA-4081B unaccessible drive

Hey cdfreaks

I’m sorry that I open up a new thread. I’m sure this problem has been discussed tons of times, but I’m lost and need a step-by-step guide to reactivate my dvd-drive.

Problems started after installing Aspi Drivers. After installing the original ASPI drivers (new version) my drive stopped to work in windows explorer.

It shows in bios, device manager and explorer, but as soon as I insert a cd/dvd my computer hangs, the drive does some actions but an error message appears.

What I’ve done until now:

-uninstall of aspi drivers
-uninstall with help of force ASPI
-Backup of registry, deleting registry keys of lower and upper filters
-uninstalling the drive from device manager, reboot (drive installed automatically)
-reinstalling nero 6

I miss now registry keys of upper filter and lower filter

I’ve used the tools from: http://www.bustrace.com/products/devfilter.htm

Result:


Filter Driver Load Order http://www.bustrace.com

Upper Device Filter: redbook
Device Object: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B
Lower Device Filter: imapi

     Driver Name:  redbook.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  Redbook Audio Filter Driver
    File Version:  5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) [5.1.2600.2180]
    Product Name:  Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
 Product Version:  5.1.2600.2180 [5.1.2600.2180]
    Company Name:  Microsoft Corporation

     Driver Name:  imapi.sys
   File Location:  c:\windows\system32\drivers
File Description:  IMAPI Kernel Driver
    File Version:  5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158) [5.1.2600.2180]
    Product Name:  Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
 Product Version:  5.1.2600.2180 [5.1.2600.2180]
    Company Name:  Microsoft Corporation

Can someone help me pretty please :slight_smile:

bump

Hi,

have you tried a system restore? Also try the drive in another computer to make sure, it is indeed a system issue.

Michael
btw: ASPI is useless on Windows XP

no system restore point unfortunately, normal and in save mode

drive is working on my gf comp, I moved it there for testing purposes.

aspi driver is needed for some cd ripping program. that’s why I’ve installed it.

thx anyway for your reply michael.

update to latest Nero 6.6.1.4.
maybe disable IMAPI service…???

Then there is something wrong with your Windows installation. Search any posting by user “chef” and have a look in his sig about deleting upper/lower filters. Maybe that helps.

aspi driver is needed for some cd ripping program. that’s why I’ve installed it.
The rippers I am using (CDEx and EAC), work fine with SPTI. And if I really need some Aspi, then I just copy Nero’s winaspi.dll into the program’s directory. So my system keeps being clean :slight_smile:

Michael