Where is this problem?


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Jim Strand

SOYO SY-K7V Dragon Plus
Athlon XP 1700+
Windows XP Home Edition
Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.0

Am experiencing a very frustrating problem which I am having much
difficulty narrowing down. Special note: this unit worked fine for
about 18 months before the problem surfaced.

During the past week I began to notice something weird regarding the
CD-RW drive (Lite-ON 32X12X40X). First item was the eject button
would not work. Yet going to My Computer, selecting the drive, and
clicking eject would work. Also if I put a different CD into the
drive it will not get recognized. All information from the first CD
is retained. With no CD in the drive the eject button works normally.

Pulled a SONY CD-RW out of my backup system and installed it in place
of the Lite-On. Same set of problems. Yet each appears to work
normally in the other box.

Chipset? Motherboard? Software?
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Rich Barry

Go to Device Manager and try uninstalling the Lite-On. Let WinXP
reinstall it. Firmware and Cd burning software updates? My Lite On works
perfectly but my older Plextor behaves like that once in awhile.
 
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Jim Strand

Go to Device Manager and try uninstalling the Lite-On. Let WinXP
reinstall it. Firmware and Cd burning software updates? My Lite On works
perfectly but my older Plextor behaves like that once in awhile.

Tried another method that should have had the same end results, I
wiped out "C", reformatted, and did a fresh install. Problem remains.




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Jim Strand

I can't answer your question specifically,but I noticed similar on my KV7D+
and kind of worked around it until I lost a HD on my raid0 array.After
replaceing the HD,taking the machine back down to zero and bringing it back
up with the latest and greatest(bios,drivers,etc)I noticed a marked
improvement in overall performance.The writer problem went away.I have to
wonder if my system over time picked up some kind of worm,or was the system
just getting loaded up with BS.I don't know for sure,but my machine was
overdue.After a couple of years I usally take a machine all the way to zero
and brin it back up.
You've actually made it a couple years? Seems I need to reinstall
Windows about every 6 months. Saving and/or opening files is usually
the item that announces the time has come. When glommed up the system
stalls a bit during this process. After reinstalling Windows it
flies.



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Jim Burghdoff

Do you have AutoPlay enabled in WinXP? I've seen these same problems when
it's set to disabled.

Jim
 
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Jim Strand

Do you have AutoPlay enabled in WinXP? I've seen these same problems when
it's set to disabled.
I think I "may" have stumbled upon the source of the problem. Seems
when a Roxio upgrade patch is applied it doesn't always improve the
operation. Then if you try to revert you're stuck with some
incompatible files.

In addition to uninstalling the program and erasing the files
remaining in the drive folder I went into the registry to erase all
Roxio keys.

So far it is working normally but I won't feel comfortable until a few
weeks have gone by.




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Greg B

Jim Strand said:
I think I "may" have stumbled upon the source of the problem. Seems
when a Roxio upgrade patch is applied it doesn't always improve the
operation. Then if you try to revert you're stuck with some
incompatible files.
Sounds plausible. Since switching from Roxio/Adaptec
EZ CD Creator to Nero Burning ROM, I've not seen a set
of mysterious CD-RW lock-ups and strandings that seemed
to plague the former product.

Greg
 
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Jim Strand

Sounds plausible. Since switching from Roxio/Adaptec
EZ CD Creator to Nero Burning ROM, I've not seen a set
of mysterious CD-RW lock-ups and strandings that seemed
to plague the former product.

Greg
Grrrrr. Got a few Nero CD's sitting in the drawer. Never used them
as I was more familiar with Roxio.




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Greg B

Jim Strand said:
Grrrrr. Got a few Nero CD's sitting in the drawer. Never used them
as I was more familiar with Roxio.
I was the same way until Adaptec put out a REALLY nasty
release of EZ CDCreator that was giving me fits. I really
hate bouncing from program to program, and it was, after
all, an Adaptec product and they're perfect, right? :)

I've since found that Nero is pretty much the same in terms
of user interface (read: 'intuitive') fusses at you less,
(do you REALLY need to validate EVERY hard partition for short
and long file transfers?) and best of all doesn't lock up and
puke.

Cheaper, too.

Greg
 

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