I am in desperate need for help from someone smart!
Here is my config:
Dell 8100 Laptop
Sony DVD/CDRW Combo - CRX810E 1.4c
Windows XP Home
The laptop came with EasyCD Creator Basic preinstalled. This seemed to work fine when I first got it. I subsequently installed some better burning software including Clone CD, Nero 126.96.36.199, and Blind Write.
The problem I am having is that when I go to burn in Nero, Easy CD Creator or Blind Write, the drive itelf IS recognized but it does not recognize the media in the drive. ie. I put a blank in the drive but the program thinks the drive is still empty and therefore I cannot burn.
It gets weirder. Once in a while it does recognize the disk if I reboot and immediately run Nero (although this is happening less and less). When it does work I am can’t burn faster than 8x (my burner is rated at 16x), otherwise I get buffer underruns.
I have tried everything I can think of. I have uninstalled all the burning software and went back to just Easy Cd Creator, but this didn’t help. I tried installing various ASPI layers, this made things worse. I reinstalled BlindWrite to try there Patin-Couffin layer, didn’t work either. I have also unstalled the CDRW drivers and had Windows XP reinstall them but this didn’t help either.
I suspect I only have two options; either fixing the problem in the registry (which I have no idea how to do) or wiping out the hard drive and doing a clean install, which I really would like to avoid b/c everything else on the machine is running really well.
Sorry for the long post but I really hope someone can help.
Thanks in advance,