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CD-RW "spinning up" Not Transferring Files

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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.
Thanks,
Ron
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by:Callandor
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Before you return the drive, try uninstalling the driver in device manager and letting it reinstall when it reboots.
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by:magus123
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before sending it back , boot your sytem in dos "will require a dos disk or win98 disk."
use it with cd support and see if you can transfer files from the cd to the hd and not
have hang on you , use other cds to make sure its not the one your using.

also move the cd  drive to the other ide controller and see if it works with that one.
master slave scenario


also try replace the ribbon cable and see it that makes it go away
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by:magus123
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you must have a fat partition to access the  hd

if you have ntfs , then get a freeware ntfs viewer for dos.


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Just wanted to tell everyone my son found the solution.
He went to properties of the drive and unchecked the DMA box and then checked the PIO box.
Thanks to all.
Ron
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Post a note in Community Support to get a refund of your points, since you solved this yourself.  Include a link to this question.
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