Philips CD Writer pcrw1208 and win XP

My windows crashes and according to the error report it is because of the CD writer software. I have not installed any software (besides the driver supplied). Is there a specific driver for win xp
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Actually there is no drivers for Cd Writers, just programs.
Try getting a better program instaled (for example Nero 5.5.10 or later version). If the problem persists, try checking the ide conector or the power suply. If all this fails, I´m afraid you´ll have to buy yourself a brand new cd writer (actually yamaha or plextor are not that expensive, and they are worth every single penny)
Good luck

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One thing you might try is seeing if your motherboard's bios needs to be updated, or maybe you need a new motherboard
Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
Well what software are you using?  i'd agree with Fanpire, Nero is the way to go.  I suppose that Phillips came with some crummy software that isn't compatible with XP.  Is it "blue screening" your system or does the CD-RW program just crash?  Also try disabling the built-in CD-RW support of XP.  Start/Run/services.msc, stop the IMAPI CD-Burning Service and set it via Properties to Manual start (or Disabled).

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