My last resort before replacing the drive.
Sony CRX230A cdrw. (On system with Win XP Pro)
* I used the drive for installation cds to install win 98 and then win xp pro. It worked fine.
* When I use it to install other software, the drive "spins up" very fast and apparently can't see the disk. When it "spins down" some files are transferred and then it stops when it "spins up" again and I can't get any further.
I loaded a cd containing drivers & viewed the files in "Explorer". I was not able to copy the files from the cd to my hard drive. It "spins up" and the files stop transferring.
I have a feeling I should just return the cdrw.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.