cdrom/scsi/backup drive problem

Discussion in 'Techie Discussion' started by Tom, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home


    For some stupid reason, this has happened. I can't get Windows XP to recognize the bottom devices properly, even though they all worked perfectly until recently.

    I cannot perform a backup etc, until this is resolved, and the usual uninstall/reinstall bollox doesn't work either :(

    Any ideas?
  2. Insane

    Insane Wait... whatwhat?

    uuhm, uninstall the virtual cdrom software :confused:
    (need a better confused smilie ffs)

    i stuck alcohol 52% onto my box with an adaptec 29160 scsi card and it threw a wobbler at me for it because it kept intercepting the scsi communications.

    thats all i can think of about now :(
  3. Zephirus

    Zephirus Fledgling Freddie

    quick no brainer, but try reseating cables and check the termination.
  4. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    hmmm I didnt think I had a simulation thingy on it!

  5. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Well, I think it was CDRwin doing that emulation thing. Anyway, I removed it, and the other scsi adaptor (I have only the adaptec in my box), and I still have this problem. Is reinstalling xp the only realistic way to fix it?

    I can't write any cdrs either while its like this :(
  6. Insane

    Insane Wait... whatwhat?

    might be worthwhile checking you dont have any services attached to the emulator still running, sometimes those load rogue driver files that play havoc with systems (zonelabs truevector service anyone?)

    i doubt it would be anything that drastic to make you rebuild, clearly its not affecting the actual scsi disks themselves which points right back to a rogue driver still lurking.. you could go through every file in windows\system32\drivers and check each one off with an item on your computer, but that does take a while.

    might even be worth checking the add/remove programs in case its still got something installed like the emulation part of cdrwin itself disguised under a different name.
  7. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Thx insane. ITs not a hardware problem, as they all work (the cd devices will happily play stuff, and the tape drive will rewind/eject etc). Its a software problem somewhere, I reckon CDRwin has buggered something up.

    I might reinstall it and see if that clears it.
  8. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    I just reinstalled CDRwin without rebooting, and noticed that it wouldn't run because it couldn't detect an ASPI driver (will probably work when rebooted)

    So, would this driver at all interfere with Window's detection of these devices? AFAIK, ASPI drivers are mainly DOS affairs?
  9. Danya

    Danya Fledgling Freddie

    ASPI drivers are windows affairs, you need them for accessing CD drives and such directly for burning and ripping.
  10. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    well well, I reinstall CDRwin, and the CDr/w starts recording stuff again

  11. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Its definitely CDRwin doing it, its left behind some gay aspi drivers that I'm trying to remove manually. An Adaptec utility told me that it didn't recognise any ASPI drivers, which is odd, seeing as I have an Adaptec card.


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