Is my 48125W dead?

My 48125W seems to be dead :frowning: it shows up in the bios and when it boots, but when i get into 98SE (i know it’s old but will be moving over to XP this weekend) i can’t do anything with it, it won’t read or write to either CDR or CDRW’s, even when i boot into DOS using 98SE boot disk i can change to drive letter but as soon as i do a directory search all i get is

“CDR101: Not ready reading drive x:”
Abort, Retry, Fail?"

when i try to format a CDRW in Nero i get the following warning

“LITE-ON 48125W
Medium not present
Please insert a rewriteable disc”

I have killed the aspi layer using “ForceASPI 1.7” and followed the instuctions and reinstalled my aspi layer and run aspicheck and here is the txt file from it…

 LOG0143: *****************************************************************
 LOG0144: Starting ASPICHK installer on Thu Dec 04 09:58:25 2003

ASPICHK0438: OS = Windows 95 (4.10.2222)
UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\wnaspi32.dll dated 09/10/1999 12:06:00, 45056 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\wnaspi32.dll version
UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\winaspi.dll dated 09/10/1999 12:06:00, 5600 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\winaspi.dll version
UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\iosubsys\apix.vxd dated 09/10/1999 12:06:00, 22603 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\iosubsys\apix.vxd version
UPGRADE1004: c:\windows\system\aspienum.vxd dated 09/10/1999 12:06:00, 7743 bytes.
UPGRADE1062: c:\windows\system\aspienum.vxd version
ASPICHK0582: ASPI is properly installed and is fully operational. A total of 4 host adapters have been detected.
LOG0218: Closing installer log on Thu Dec 04 09:58:25 2003
LOG0219: *****************************************************************

so i presume no problems there.

I have taken system back to basic’s and only had 1 HDD and vid card and 48125W and still these problems are there, i have even gone back to an old images that just had a basic install of 98SE on it and still same problems.

It’s not been moved or knocked or anything like that so i’m at a loss as to what’s wrong with it, anyone have any suggestions on what to try and bring it back from the dead or should i just give up and buy a new one, if i need a new one i guess i should go for a LTR52327S!!

Here is system spec if it’s any use to you.
Abit KT7A-Raid (A9 Bios)
Athlon 1.4 (266)
Antec SX-1030 (Antec True-Power 550w PSU)
Lite-On 48125W CDRW, Firmware VS0D (IDE1 Master)
Western Digital WD800JB 80GB/8MB Buffer (IDE3 Master)
Seagate ST380021A 80GB (IDE4 Master)
IBM-DHEA-38451 8.4GB (IDE4 Slave UDMA33 I think)
256MB PC133 (Crucial ) cas2
AGP Slot = Hercules 4500 64MB Kyro II + TV Out
PCI 1 = Free
PCI 2 = Pace Hardware Modem (56k)
PCI 3 = Videologic Sonicstorm Sound Card
PCI 4 = Free
PCI 5 = ADSL Modem
PCI 6 = Free
ISA = Free

I await your comments and suggestions :bigsmile: