InCD 3.51.61 BSOD's in XP

This is just a warning to people jumping on the latest InCD. (Sorry for crossposting, but apparently few people here attend www.cdrlabs.com, except for Inertia.)

Last night I reinstalled Nero 5.5.9.17 and InCD 3.51.61 on my XP Pro SP1 box, together with the latest EasyWriteReader.

Initially everything worked fine: both CD-RW and CD-MRW discs formatted previously by InCD 3.31 were recognized by both Lite-On LTR-48125W VS08 and my DVD-ROM drive. However, the CD-MRW (Mt. Rainier) discs didn’t have any data, so I wasn’t suprised that when they were mounted on LTR-48125W and then ejected the LED didn’t blink red (i.e., nothing was written to them).

But when I mounted a CD-MRW formatted by InCD 3.31 with about 400MB of data and chose to eject it from the InCD taskbar icon (without copying or deleting anything), the LED blinked red a couple of times (strange that InCD updated an “untouched” disc), the tray opened, but after a couple of second I got a BSOD with

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
***STOP: 0x000000A 0x00100004,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x804ECB5E)

The tray could be closed by pressing its button.

Trying again after powering off my box, I got a similar BSOD

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
***STOP: 0x000000A (0x000003BA,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x804ECB5E)

Well, I might be just a single unlucky guy (definitely less lucky than beta testers for Ahead, unless I’m unwittingly one of them).

I didn’t have BSODs with InCD 3.31; I upgraded mostly because for some strange reason I lost support for reading CD-MRW on my DVD-ROM drive.

Since BSODs are repeatable in my case, I’ll probably wait until more people share their experiences before reverting to 3.31.

InCD 3.51.61 can destroy CD-MRW discs formated by InCD 3.31!

If you have important data on CD-MRW (Mt. Rainier) from earlier versions of InCD, backup your data before trying InCD 3.51.61!

This time, after mounting a CD-MRW formatted with 3.31, I got a BSOD with

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
***STOP: 0x000000A (0x661DB887,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x804ECP6C)

After rebooting, this disc was ignored by InCD on the Lite-On LTR-48125W, and was no longer readable in my DVD-ROM.

On the postive side, newly formatted CD-MRWs behave very well; it seems that formatting, reading and writing is faster than in older versions of InCD.

You don’t need EasyWriteReader with Win XP.

To DrTeeth:

I do need EasyWriteReader on my XP Pro box.

With InCD alone my DVD-ROM drive can only read non-Mt. Rainier formatted CD-RW produced by both DirectCD and InCD; EasyWriteReader enables reading CD-MRW. It’s quite confusing, and maybe Ahead will follow Roxio (I remember days when I had to install both DirectCD and UDFReader, but in later versions a single installation worked).

This time some good news for Win98SE users: no BSODs so far, full support for reading CD-MRW on CD/DVD-ROM drives on the same system, and works great on laptops with FireWire external burners; for details see

http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=53258