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One CD-ROM appears as several

I have a system with NT4 Service Pack 3.  I have a Smart and Friendly CD-R on a Adaptec SCSI port. A sudden power outage occured and now several mapped network drives appear and work as the CD-R.  The original CD-R drive letter is E:.  How do I get rid of the duplicate CD-Rs ?
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danpaul42Commented:
I have a couple of thoughts. Go to the Control panel and choose Scsi adapters. Choose CDROM --> drivers and choose delete. Reboot your PC and go back to the control panel to add cdrom support.
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traottAuthor Commented:
We tried that and it did not work.  When we added the CD-ROM driver the same thing occured.  Could the CD_R be mirrored some how or is this really a driver problem?
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david_rCommented:
You have mapped network drives?
Why don't you just disconnect them?
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traottAuthor Commented:
When we restart the machine the mapped networked drives do not get reinstated because the drives are already taken up by the duplicate CD-R's.
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david_rCommented:
And what does disk administrator show?
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david_rCommented:
And what does disk administrator show?
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Stuart_JohnsonCommented:
This sort of error usually happens when there is a fault in the hardware.  Usually with SCSI it is a problem with termination.  As the system was working perfectly before your power outage, I would assume that there is either a fault in the drive or a fault in your host adaptor.

What sort of Adaptec card do you have?  If it supports the BIOS SCSI Select, does it detect multiple CD-ROMs of the same type on your SCSI bus?

Is the CD-ROM the only SCSI device on the host adaptor?  If not, what other devices are present?

Finally, I will add that I have had this problem running the old single chip adaptors (such as the AHA-1510 and 1505 cards) and just deleting the driver and restarting fixed the error.  However, that was under 95, not NT.

Cheers,

Stu.
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bchewCommented:
I had a problem similar to this way back when so the details are a little sketchy so bear with me.  It seems that If there was a CD in the drive during hardware discovery, it either caused the problem you are describing or fixed it but I can't remember which.  What is happening is you are getting one drive letter for EVERY SCSI Id on your card (probably 6), right?

What I am saying is IF there was a CD in the drive before, try removing the drive completely and letting NT discover it again WITHOUT the CD in place.  If it was empty before, put a CD IN the drive before it is rediscovered.
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bchewCommented:
I just remembered something else that might have helped.  Use EasySCSI to go in and disable all the scsi id's EXCEPT the one your drive is connected to.  It seems that this was how I made the fix "permanent"
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