?
Solved

Failed to Initialize ASPI Manager

Posted on 2002-06-14
9
Medium Priority
?
979 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a Plextor CDRW drive which is not recognized when I use CD Recording Applications such as
cdrwin.  The specific error is "Failed to initialize ASPI manager".  When I go to settings in cdrwin,
instead of allowing me to select a cdrw drive, the menu reads "no supported devices installed".

I have searched everywhere for help in resolving this issue, to no avail yet.  This cdrw drive works well with  win 98, but after upgrading to win xp, it isn't working.

Any technical assistance would be very much appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:ncbates
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
9 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 7078304
1) Do a start windowsupdate, and get any relevant patches.

2) uninstall CDRwin, and get the newest version. It may not be supported by XP.
Check their site for any known problems as XP has built in CDRW capabilities.

I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 7078317
ALso check the MS site for known problems with ASPI and XP !

0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Leinss earned 800 total points
ID: 7078398
Might want to try installing a new ASPI layer:

http://www.nu2.nu/aspi/

I don't know if Adaptec's ASPI package will work or not.  There was a big to-do before where it wouldn't install wnaspi32.dll if it didn't detect an Adaptec product being installed, but Nero's should work no matter what.
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 7078412
<quote>
ALso check the MS site for known problems with ASPI and XP !
</quote>
Hey SE...isn't that what we're here for? :) heh heh

ncbates:
You do need to upgrade your CDRWIN though to the latest version; you need at least v3.8c, 3.9A is the latest and includes the proper ASPI drivers for XP.

-dog*
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 7078415
Oh, update from:
http://www.goldenhawk.com/download.htm

The lower part of the page has the download section.

-dog*
0
 

Author Comment

by:ncbates
ID: 7079107
For SysExpert - already done the update thing....  as to latest version of CDRWIN, was hoping that current version would work....  saw no compatibility advice when I upgraded to XP.  Also, have uninstalled, reformatted, and reinstalled XP OS to make sure no garbage was interfering with system operation.

For Aleinss - had not considered that.... since I am running an Adaptec SCSI controller....  and that works fine... did not consider this to be an issue....  hmmmm??

Thanks to all for input.... will try these things tonite when I get home from work.  Good weekend all... will advise.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Adam Leinss
ID: 7079136
The worst that can happen is that it will refuse to install, but if you have an Adaptec controller, it will probably detect that and install it for you
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Schroeder
ID: 7079513
Did you try updating the Adaptec ASPI drivers:
http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/drivers_by_product.html?cat=/Product/ASPI-4.70

Also, are you logged in with an account with Administrator rights?

-dog*
0
 

Author Comment

by:ncbates
ID: 7081975
This was right on - solved my problem.... thanks all for your input.
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Backups and Disaster RecoveryIn this post, we’ll look at strategies for backups and disaster recovery.
New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question