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Sony Spressa CD-RW 140E - Only works as a cd-rom - can someone help?
mikedrhea Dec-13-00 04:58 PM
I have a CD-RW from Sony and all I can get it to do is work like a standard cd-rom. I bought it from a friend and I am using win 98. Sony states they cannot help me because I did not by it new so all support is null and void.... Can anyone help me. I have several burn software ( Nero, Adaptec, etc) and none of them recognize the drive.. Thanks... Mike

1. RE: Sony Spressa CD-RW 140E - Only works as a cd-rom - can someone help?
lbyard Dec-13-00 05:21 PM
In response to message 0
Did you install the driver for the Sony drive? Did it work in your friend's computer? Larry

2. RE: Sony Spressa CD-RW 140E - Only works as a cd-rom - can someone help?
mikedrhea Jan-02-01 04:13 PM
In response to message 1
The only drivers I could find still did not install correctly. Yes it works perfect in my friends computer. I re-installed it on his system and it works fine, but if I put it on my system it dissappears...
Thanks,
Mike

3. RE: Sony Spressa CD-RW 140E - Only works as a cd-rom - can someone help?
lbyard Jan-02-01 07:59 PM
In response to message 2
http://sony.storagesupport.com/cdrw/crx140ech2dwn.htm:
“My Sony IDE drive is not being detected by the Windows® operating system.

Connect the CD-RW drive to the secondary port as master. Make sure the jumper on the back of the drive is set accordingly. Obtain the latest bus-mastering drivers, and ensure that UDMA is turned off on the port the CD-RW is connected to.”

“Where do I get the latest drivers for my internal IDE Spressa CD-ReWritable drive?

Sony IDE Spressa CD-ReWritable drives use the standard drivers included in the Windows operating system. These Spressa drives do not require any additional drivers to be used to read CD's. The software that comes with the drives installs the necessary drivers for writing to CD.”

“Do I need a driver for my DVD-Rom?
Windows 95 & 98 have built in drivers for these devices, so an additional driver is not neccessary. However, if you received a branded kit (DDU220E/H, DDU220E/H2), there will be a Sony logo on the front plate and a DVD Decoder card made by Sigma Design. In this case there is an included driver disk that is labelled "Hollywood Plus Drivers disk" with versions 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6, etc. The drivers can also be downloaded from Sigma's website www.sigmadesigns.com.”

There is more material at the above link. I had trouble trying to connect to the link and had to try sevral times. Larry


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