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Windows 98 recognizes all CD's in my re-writeable drive as Audio CD's.  What Can I do to fix this ??  ARe there driver available to download??
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A little more info about you system would help.  What type of cd drive does windows detect in the device manager? (right click my computer, go to properties, device manager, expand cd-rom).  Make sure it is you model. Post you results.
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A little more info about you system would help.  What type of cd drive does windows detect in the device manager? (right click my computer, go to properties, device manager, expand cd-rom).  Make sure it is you model. Post you results.
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MRVW

The CD-RW drive is a Pacific Digital (JVC) drive, model RW 2224 2x2x24.

Yes everything on the computer shows it is recognized, the disc are all read (GAME disc, SYSTEM disc, DATA disk) are all seen as AUDIO discs)

rsnoopy
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See if DMA is enabled some drives require it to be enabled or disabled in order for them to work properly.  Also see if the drive requires auto insert notification. Also provide how the drive is hooked up (master/slave, primary/secondary IDE) and buring software used (ie Adaptec, Nero, etc)
New or old drive?
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Not sure about the DMA setting, can't find anything on this....  DRive is hooked up as SLave Master, and I have Adaptec 4.01 Deluxe
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Sounds like it could just be a driver problem. I can't seem to find anything under Pacific Digital or JVC dealing with CD-RW drives on the web. Did you by your drive separately or as part of a system and how old is the drive itself?
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I'm running Win98 SE, and I ran into a somewhat similar problem with a plain old Panasonsic CR-585 CD-ROM drive that wasn't able to read a Windows98 CD that was 'burned' for me by a colleague. It turned out that the drive couldn't read the format of the CD (and I forget what the format was). I recently replaced this drive with a newer model from a different manufacturer and it reads the CD just fine.

But, if every CD that you try to read with this drive is identified as an 'audio CD', that would tell me that the drive might be hosed.

Did the drive always do this or is this a recent development? Try another drive on a friends' computer or a drive at work, if you have access to one. If you can read the CD's then perhaps it's 'repair time'.

Maybe you can take a look around for any firmware upgrades for your drive, and maybe contact JVC tech support.


Good luck!
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I'm running Win98 SE, and I ran into a somewhat similar problem with a plain old Panasonsic CR-585 CD-ROM drive that wasn't able to read a Windows98 CD that was 'burned' for me by a colleague. It turned out that the drive couldn't read the format of the CD (and I forget what the format was). I recently replaced this drive with a newer model from a different manufacturer and it reads the CD just fine.

But, if every CD that you try to read with this drive is identified as an 'audio CD', that would tell me that the drive might be hosed.

Did the drive always do this or is this a recent development? Try another drive on a friends' computer or a drive at work, if you have access to one. If you can read the CD's then perhaps it's 'repair time'.

Maybe you can take a look around for any firmware upgrades for your drive, and maybe contact JVC tech support.


Good luck!
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MarkoG43


I have had the drive for 6 months and recently purchased Adaptec 4.01, then had to re-install Windows 98.  Since then it had read all CD's as AUDIO.

Any other suggestions??


Thanks for your help!!!

rsnoopy
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If you open My computer and Right click on your CDRW drive, do you see your files?  Is it just that the Icon is the one for Audio CD (and therefore the association) and you can actually get to your directory of files by right clicking?

If this is the case, I can tell you how I fixed it so you don't have to keep right clicking.  Put a disk in the CDRW drive that has autorun.inf on it, right click and choose install. The disk I used was Windows98, but I have seen this file on other CD's. This happened to me when I tried to listen to a CD over the simple network I set up.  Since then, I have read you aren't supposed to do that!
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Sorry, you have to right click an choose Open.
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jjcontact

When I right click the CDRW I see track 1 --no files are there!

I appreciate your efforts

Rsnoopy
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When you got the CDRW, did it come with CDCREATOR or what? I don't see your CDRW listed at the Adaptec site. Go here:
http://cdr.adaptec.com/cgi-bin/cdrmain.cgi
and see if you can find your model.
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jjcontact

Yes my cdrw came wit Adaptec Standard Edition

found my dirve at

http://cdr.adaptec.com/cgi-bin/cdr_capabilites.cgi
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jjcontact

Yes my cdrw came wit Adaptec Standard Edition

found my dirve at

http://cdr.adaptec.com/cgi-bin/cdr_capabilites.cgi
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Then you need to uninstall CDCREATOR and reinstall it with the updates found here:

http://www.adaptec.com/support/advisor/cdrupdates/ecdc401.html.

Windows98 overwrites the ASPI layer (voltrack and apix and others) with versions that aren't just arent' up to the task.

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