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windows media player problem

i have WXp home edition , windows media player (v9.0). When I try to use "copy to cd or device" I get the following error msg; "no devices detected". The player does not detect the cd burner. Roxio sees the cd burner no problem. I re-installed Windows media player and that did not help. My cd burner seems ok, what do i need to do for Windows media player to see it? Thanks. Hopefully this is the correct area to post this.  
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E1uSiV3Commented:
This sounds like it may be a problem with the ASPI drivers installed for windows.. which CD writer do you have?
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rkuhar4892Author Commented:
its a HP cd writer. the device mgr sees it as a burner, so does roxio, but not the windows media palyer.
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Arjun1Commented:
Hello,

The problem here is that the ASPI drivers installed does not recognise your CD-Writer. This is indeed a problem with some older CD-Writers.

ASPI provides a pass-through interface between the two main components of a software driver: a manger that is written to specific host adapter hardware and a device module or application that is tailored to particular peripheral. SCSI device driver modules and applications submit I/O requests to the host adapter, independent of the SCSI host adapter type. An ASPI manager handles and manages multiple I/O requests from multiple ASPI device driver modules or applications.

The ASPI manager is Operating System and hardware dependent, written to control a particular host adapter or host adapter family. An ASPI device driver module or application is hardware-independent and will work with any host adapter and ASPI manager combination.

I would suggest that you go to the Adaptec website (http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/suppdetail.html?prodkey=ASPI-4.70) and download the latest verion of "ASPI Driver along with ASPICHK Version checking utility" that is compatible with your Operating System. This way you can update your ASPI Drivers and hopefully your CD-Writer will be recognised by Windows Media Player and you can use it as you wish.

Hope that this helps.
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rkuhar4892Author Commented:
I installed the ASPI files as you suggested. It did not help. I can cOPY FROM cd OK, BUT CANNOT
"COPY TO CD OR DEVICE", it just doesn't see anything. I re-installed the media player again with same results. I ran The ASPI check/verify and recvd the following:
 ASPI32.sys 4.71.76
 WOWPOST.exe not installed
 Winaspi.dll not installed
 WNaspi32.dll 4.71.1
I updated this sys from WME to WXP. I did a complete install, did a disk format prior to WXP. I really do not want to re-install WXP again. Windows media player did work prior to WXP install. ANy other suggestions?! Thanks
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Arjun1Commented:
Hello,

When you updated the ASPI files normally it should get all the files you mentioned updated. But in this case for some reason:

ASPI32.sys 4.71.76
WOWPOST.exe not installed - X
Winaspi.dll not installed - X
WNaspi32.dll 4.71.1

The ASPI Files with an "X" next to them has not been installed.
I had the same problem when I first installed my CD-Writer. But after I updated the ASPI files I can copy to CD and also from CD and things a lot better and all the above mentioned ASPI Files were installed on my System.

Have you recently updated your Dirext-X Files ? Kindly do that also. You can find latest Direct X-Files at Microsoft website.(www.microsoft.com)
Also try to got the website of the mnufacturer of the CD Writer. It may be that you need to update the CD-Writer Files as well.

Hope that this will help.
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rkuhar4892Author Commented:
Thanks for the input. Its HP pc that I updated from WME to WXP, its my daughters pc, so im not close to it. But i have been browsing HP like mad for the driver but i dont believe it exists. They these cds now that are all in one with no speerate drivers disks. I cant even verify the model except that it is HP CD writer plus 8x4x32. I will have the direct X updated to the latest level and see what happens. I believe that I blew out the driver when i updated to XP or that XP does not have the correct one for this Burner. Ill keep poking around. Ill keep you posted.
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rkuhar4892Author Commented:
reference microsoft article # 316529. This fixed the problem.
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FriarTukCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];316529

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Computer101Commented:
PAQed, with points refunded (250)

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