Windows 2000 incorrectly ‘sees’ my CD Re-WRITABLE drive as a CD-ROM Device
Posted on 2003-12-12
Windows 2000 incorrectly ‘sees’ my internal Yamaha 4416S (SCSI) Re-WRITABLE drive a Yamaha 4416S (SCSI) CD-ROM Device and only allows me to use it as such (no write ability to CD-RWs).
The system used is dual boot, Windows 2000 and Windows 98 SE (both OS have all recommended service packs).
The system also has a second internal SCSI CD-ROM (Plextor) that works as it should under both Windows 98 and Windows 2000.
The Yamaha 4416S (SCSI) Re-WRITABLE drive is fully functional under Windows 98 (able to burn CD ROMs, read, drag and drop write to CD-RWs (like you would a floppy or ZIP). Easy CD 3 and Direct CD2.5 are currently used under Windows 98.
Easy CD 5 (separate copies for each OS) was installed, but was uninstalled because of creating MANY problems.
Current recommend (from the manufacturer) Firmware (version 1.0j) is installed for the CD-RW for Windows 2000.
Current Adaptec ASPI is installed for the CD-RW for Windows 2000.
Current Adaptec UDF reader is installed for the CD-RW for Windows 2000.
To my knowledge there is no hardware driver for my Yamaha 4416S, only the Firmware mentioned above.
I’ve read confusing things about ASPI vs. drivers regarding CD-Rewritable drives and re-writable drive use under Windows 2000. So....
How do I get Windows 2000 to see my Yamaha 4416S as a Re-WRITABLE drive, so I can drag & drop WRITE to a CD-RW disk like I would between a hard drives and floppy?
Is software (eg. Direct CD, Nero) mandatory for me to access my CD-RWs and be able to write to them (like you would a ZIP disk or floppy disk)?
What software is recommend, for Windows 2000, for me use my Re-Writable drive (like I would a ZIP disk - the drag and drop write to removable media behavior) with CD-RWs?
Detailed instructions/explanations for a newbie like myself would be great.
Any help on this matter are most appreciated!