After WinXP install, DVD-RW drive w/not recognize blank DVD-treats it like a CD.

By PeteSete
Jul 13, 2007
  1. First, I want to say hello as this is my first post.

    I've recently reinstalled Windows XP and Office 2007 along with ALL the updates and SP2. I have two DVDRW drives and both are set to cable select (jumpers) and both reside on the same controller cable. Both drives worked ok before I reinstalled Windows XP. In "My Computer" window both drives are identified as DVD/CD-RW drives until a blank DVD R is inserted, then the description changes to "CD Drive".

    Do I need a codex or something for windows to properly recognize these drives? When I use Nero 7, both drives work perfectly. Thanks.
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  3. PeteSete

    PeteSete TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I installed the new ASPI driver but it had no effect on this problem. I ran Nero 7 Info Tool and it reports that:

    ASPI Information
    System ASPI : ASPI installation is corrupted

    WNASPI32.DLL : 4.71 (0002) 45056 bytes July 17, 2002
    ASPI32.SYS : 4.71 (0002) built by: WinDDK 16512 bytes July 17, 2002

    Nero ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

    wnaspi32.dll : 164112 bytes September 25, 2005

    The version and file sizes listed here agree with the Adaptec tool when I ran that. I also installed the previous ASPI version, but no joy. I reinstalled the latest version again now.

    Topic 44930 is exactly the problem I am experiencing here. Since Nero allows me to record DVDs, I'm just going to live with the WindowsXP problem for now. Thanks for your help.
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