CD/RW reboots computer

I have a Hi-Val CD/RW each time I try to record a cd audio or data the system shuts down and reboots. Then of course I have to run scandisk etc. I am using direct cd and eazy cd which came with the dirve. How do I correct this problem?
brichterAsked:
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brichterAuthor Commented:
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1cellCommented:
check that DAM is not enabled on the drive.

1)  Right click on My Computer and select properties
2)  Click on Device Manager
3)  Click the + to the left of CD-ROMS
4)  Single click the CDRW to highlight it
5)  Click properties
6)  Click settings
7)  Make sure DMA is NOT checked

Also, you want to check the connections to the CD-RW inside the case.  Make sure the power connection and the data cable are securely connected.
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1cellCommented:
sorry, first sentence should read "check that DMA is not enabled"  not DAM.  
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cerCommented:
I suspect a driver problem.
is it SCSI ?
Check www.adaptec.com for newer drivers and maybe ASPI layer.
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brichterAuthor Commented:
1cell,

I checked for DMA and it is not listed on the setting or other selecltion as a property for the dirve. The cables are all connected. The drive works fine as just a cdrom but when I try to us the write software I get the instance reboot.

cer,

This is an IDE drive. I will check your link for new drivers.
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cerCommented:
For writing an extra driver is used (different from the "read" driver Windows supplies). This driver comes with your recorder software.
Either this driver or the firmware of the CD-R is outdated.
Try another recording utility. I recommend CDRWIN 3.8a from www.goldenhawk.de . This can coexist with easy CD, is SMALL, has build in OWN drivers and makes no trouble at all.
Try if you can record with this.
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brichterAuthor Commented:
cer,

The goldenhawk software did work without causing the reboot. However I am not able to read the disk I made. (I guess thats another question). At any rate I agree with you it was a driver problem.

1cell,

Thank you very much also.
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1cellCommented:
you are very welcome
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cerCommented:
Oh, you can't read the CD you have made?
I assume you can't read it in the writer ONLY ?!? But if you place the CD in a regular CD-reader you CAN read it ????
I have the EXACT same problem and already opened a question for this (no solution so far :( ). My writer could read CD's before I installed the Adaptec software, so I assume the EasyCD installed some DLL or driver. Maybe uninstalling EasyCD will solve that.
I remember that I read about this (and the solution) in the german computermagazine c't, but don't remember the reason. I think you need to reinstall a file from the Windows CD.

Maybe one day I find the solution, or you find it. In any case I invite you to look/write at my other message at:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=win98&qid=10251916 
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