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Nero says ASPI currupt when it's NOT: CD/DVD drive access denied

Win 2000, using Nero Toolkit, says my ASPI installation is currupt but when I run the Adaptec aspi check tool, it says my installation is current and working fine. Now what?
3 Solutions
Try ForceASPI to remove the corrupt files:


Use the recommended instruction sequence.

Try system restore.
is this a cd burner or dvd burner combo?
Did you try to copy a dvd outside of your zone?
From the Nero support team
Make sure the drive is selected by Nero. Open the Nero Burning Rom software, close the Wizard if it appears or select "New" from the "New Compilation" Window. Then select "Recorder" and then "Choose Recorder". You should see your drive listed and highlighted. If your drive is not highlighted, highlight it and click "OK".

2. This problem can occur if you have an outdated or corrupt ASPI layer. You can update your ASPI drivers HERE.
Also, Nero has its own ASPI layer which can be updated here: http://www.nero.com/en/download.htm. Download and install the  WNAPI32.DLL for Windows NT/2000/XP.

3. Other reasons can be the drive is not being detected by Windows, if this is the case then check and make sure the Jumper settings on the drive are set correctly (If the drive is on the IDE cable all by itself, it should be master, if the drive is sharing the IDE cable with another device then one of the devices needs to be set to master and one to slave.) Or if the drive is external the USB cable is plugged in and power is on to the drive. Make sure that the drivers for your external are installed.

4. Can also be due to an out of date version of Nero, uninstall the version you have and install the version we send on the cd, or download and install the latest update for the software at www.nero.com

Good Luck
Zuhir ElgmatiApplications and Systems AdministratorCommented:
use the nero general cleantool and install version (it's reliable and stable).

nero clean tool link:

nero version

As far as the ASPI check using the nero info tool, well nero shows its own layer as being ok but any others as possibly corrupt. You can correct this by installing ASPI drivers found at the link provided, you'll also find instructions on how to install/use.

Try using force aspi, you can get the drivers here with instructions.

Once you install the ASPI drivers, nero should display that everything is now working correctly.

also look at this : http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/281963 

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