Plextor PX-712A vs Windows XP

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#1

My Plextor PX-712A drive, although connected to an IDE controller, is shown in the Windows XP Professional Device Manager as a SCSI CdRom Device. When I open Properties on this device, there is no Recording Tab in which to set the properties. As a result, I am unable to write to the drive directly from Windows. I have checked the registry and the Drive Type is reflected as a “2” which should indicate a CD Writer, I believe.

I have uninstalled the drive several times and let Windows find it and reinstall the drivers on startup, with the same results.

Although this has always been the case since I originally installed the drive, it has not been a problem until I recently began having problems writing to the drive from Roxio Easy CD Writer. I deinstalled the Roxio program and wanted to write directly from windows with no success. I receive an error message that says, “F:/ is not accessible. Incorrect function”.

Is this normal? If not, what do I need to do to have the drive install correctly.

Thank you for your assistance.


#2

What motherboard are you using? Several of my Plextors show up as SCSI devices due to being connected to add-in IDE or SATA controllers.


#3

I have a Dell 8100 pc with its standard motherboard. However, I am using a Promis Ultra100 Ultra ATA/100 Controller and the drive is connected to one of its ports.

When your drives show up thusly, do they also reflect in Device Manager as a CD ROM vs a CD Writer, without no Writer Tab available under Properties?

Thanks for your response.

JimC


#4

They show up as CD-ROM drives, as seen below. I have no Recording tab, but that’s because I have disabled XP’s built in CD writer service.


#5

Thanks a lot Two Degrees. I guess everything is ok on my end, then, because they look just the same as what you showed. I have probably disabled XP’s CD writer service somehow but that is no real big deal. I appreciate the help.

JimC