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Blue screen error 8E

By gbhall
Feb 5, 2009
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  1. I have come across a problem (XP-pro 2Gb) on the CD writer unit - sony CRX230E. It will cause a blue screen when accessing the drive, either at boot time or when attempting to write to it. This only happens with a TDK 12x CD-RW disc in the drive.

    So far, I have attempted to reinstall the driver (built-in XP - no alternatives available), and tried two separate writing packages - Pinnacle instantCd/Dvd and InfraRecorder. The unit still reads perfectly, and as far as I know, it will still write to a blank CD/R, but I dont have any at the moment. I last wrote a CD only a couple of days ago.

    The problem seems restricted to the CD/RW media, and these are brand new and unused. Any pointers ?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Yep. There are so many many reasons to stay away from the Sony optical drives... now that they are being made by NEC and not Sony, I hope those problems are alleviated.
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