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Running CD-RW on Win2k?

By clyde ·
I have been trying to get an HP CD-Writer 9100 + CD-RW to work with Windows 2000 for a while, and am ready to admit defeat and ask for help!!

I am running an AMD K6-2+ 500 with 224 MB, and Win2k with latest updates.

The drive came with the usual Adaptec software, and I updated the drive's BIOS when I upgraded to Win2k. The Easy CD Creator claims that no CD burner exists and they (Adaptec) say there is no update without buying the latest version.
CDR-Win software can't find a burner.
When I install Nero Burning ROM version 5.0 I get the following //very informative \\ error message:
SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application
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Close | Ignore
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Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Clyde

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by NVPaladin In reply to Running CD-RW on Win2k?

Adaptec CD-R Software
Easy CD Creator version 3.5c
Easy CD Creator versions 4.0, 4.02 (4.02 is officially supported on Windows 2000)
Adaptec DirectCD 3.01
Adaptec Easy CD Creator version 3.5b or earlier, and Adaptec DirectCD versions 3.0 or earlier, are not supported on Windows 2000-based computers and may encounter problems if you install them. This may not help too much since it says you need a newer version, but this is the answer from Microsoft. Hope it helps a little

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by clyde In reply to Running CD-RW on Win2k?

Thanks for that answer about Adaptec, but I had found that out. I was wondering why none of the other burning programs have worked. I wanted to have it work with some program before spending $100 on the Adaptec upgrade. And yes, the hardware works - I used it under Win98 before upgrading. Is there some DLL or driver that is needed under Win2k before any of the software options will work?

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by McKayTech In reply to Running CD-RW on Win2k?

I had a similar problem with an HP 7200e. I upgraded the CD BIOS to 3.01 and obtained the new (but not the latest... see below) W2K compliant parallel port driver from HP.

I never did get any version of Adaptec's software to work (not even thenew version), but I was successful with a CD-burning program from NTI (NTI CD-Maker 2000 Professional). You can download a free trial version and the full product is only $49. It does everything I ever did with the Adaptec software.

However, bevery afraid of the latest parallel port driver from HP! When I installed it, it hosed my OS by making Explorer not work until I un-installed it. I'll be glad to send you the one that works if you need it.

paul

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by clyde In reply to Running CD-RW on Win2k?

I downloaded the NTI CD-Maker 2000 and tried it. It was interesting each time I tried to burn a CD - my whole system would fall apart, and parts of the program splattered all over the monitor!! Cute doesn't get the burning done, though! And having to reboot after each attempt, and ending up with another shiny coaster assisted in making that software lose some of its luster.
I wish there was some way of rating the answer as being a help without closing out the question, since it was helpful - the program DID recognise my drive, which other software wasn't doing! Thanks for the shot at it.

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by Dragon Emperor In reply to Running CD-RW on Win2k?

I had the same problem with my CD Burner when I upgraded to Windows 2000. It was annoying to have to upgrade my CD Creator software, but once I did it worked just fine. Most brands of CD Writers and the software for them are linked, so it is not as easy as simply finding other software that works on Windows 2000. You would be best off just biting the bullet and upgrading.

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by clyde In reply to Running CD-RW on Win2k?

Well, I got the latest shareware of Nero Burning ROM, and it is working great - at half the price of Adaptec. I have used the Adaptec for years and I think I like the features of Nero better in some ways. Check it out.
Biting the bullet does appear to be the answer though!

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by clyde In reply to Running CD-RW on Win2k?

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