I am new here but over the last week I have been reading just about every post I can find on Nero Burning ROM and InCD and Adaptec etc. I am trying to fix my problem but can’t seem to arrive at a solution and hoped someone could point me in the right direction.
I have a brand new computer I am putting together with an ASUS P4PE, P4 2.53, 512MB PC3200 DDR RAM, ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, a Plextor 12/10/32A PlexWriter running Windows 2000 Pro. I have done a clean install with the drivers for all hardware and no programs yet (except for WinZip)
I decided to give Nero a try (used to use Easy CD Creator 4 on my old computer but moved the Plextor to the new machine) so took the copy from my brother (got it bundled with a new CDRW but prefers to use his old Adaptec full version software) and loaded it and updated it to 22.214.171.124 as well as installed InCD 3.5.20.
Well, I get the now classic “Illegal Request Error” when formatting a Memorex CD-RW 8-10x disc (mind you this worked in W2K, Easy CD Creator 4, in the Plextor on my prior PC so the media is good). I have gone through all the posts here and tried everything up to and including uninstalling, reinstalling, ASPI checks, version checking etc. Needless to say, it takes days to go through all that crap!
What I have decided is as follows but am not sure this is the best way to go and wanted opinions.
I can install Nero 126.96.36.199 and use that as the mastering software. I can install Adaptec DirectCD from my Plextor CD install disk and use that as the packet writer. End of story. Is this really the only alternative seeing as I can’t get InCD to work? Or should I just revert back to Easy CD Creator 4 and use what’s always worked in the past?
In another thread it’s suggested to not use packet writing but to use Multisession instead. I don’t see how that helps since it’s not really a good re-writable solution, is it? Maybe I don’t see how it ought to work instead of packet writing. Isn’t this only as good as using write once media until you want to erase the whole thing and write over it? Or am I missing the point?
Shouldn’t my plan to use Nero and DirectCD be ok?
Thanks for the help,
P.S. Sorry this is such a lengthy post. Just edit it when and if you reply!