SONY CRX230ED Not recognized as cdrw

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#1

I installed a Sony CRX230ED on one of my clients computer running Win 2000.
The computer thinks it’s only a cdrom drive not a burner.
When you try to burn, it says the drive is empty. When you look at “properties” it doesn’t show a burning tab. I found a Microsoft knowledge base article addressing this situation on Win Xp, but does not apply for Win 2000. I tried it anyway, it entailed modifing the registry.
I tried it anyway, desparate. But it didn’t have the cd burning key that I was looking for.

Any help would be much appreciated.


#2

Please help.
Thank you.


#3

remove the drive in device manager and reboot the pc.


#4

Will do.
Anything else?
Could it be that it is a driver issue?
Because it’s an oem drive Sony will not offer tech support for it, neither will newegg, where I purchased it. Plus there are no drivers for it on Sony’s web site.


#5

First I took it home and put it in my computer at home… worked great, knew it was what it was.

Put it back in my clients computer, still thinks it’s only a cdrom drive.
I removed it from the device manager, rebooted. Still the same.

Will upgrading to Windows XP help?
My client does not have her Win 2000 disk, so I can’t refresh her windows.

Any suggestions?
Thank you.


#6

Hello!

I think you don´t need it, that W2000 think it´s a CD-RW.

The burn-software like Nero have drivers for drives included


#7

could it be that easy? I installed NTI software that came with the drive. I also tried ECDC 5 but it wouldn’t install. Corrupted program or something. Will try Nero. Thanks.
Anything else?