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03-31-2004, 09:58 PM
I just replace my disc drive with a CD-RW and Windows 98 SE is not recognizing the writable. If you can help that would be great.

04-01-2004, 03:18 AM
Windows 98 SE is not recognizing the writableDo you mean the drive itself or only the writable disk is not recognized ?

04-01-2004, 02:45 PM
its recognized as a CD-Rom drive and now a CDRW drive.

04-01-2004, 05:35 PM
Have you tried writing anyway?
My system (also 98se) says both my drives (CDR & DVD) are CD-ROM's, but they both work as they should - although both were displayed 'correctly' when it first arrived from the manufacturer.

Fruss Tray Ted
04-01-2004, 06:50 PM
Any optical devices with removable disks usually mean cd's or dvd's. They are usually identified in BIOS as 'ATAPI' devices.

Don't ask for what that stands for... :rolleyes:

"Writing anyway" might work in XP but I doubt it would even get close in 98. Sounds like no software or no recognition in BIOS.

04-01-2004, 07:16 PM
Did you install the software that was supplied with the drive?
That would include THE best driver for it.

Someone else had the same problem as you and discovered it was due [he said] to the lack of a file [ASPI32.dll if I remember right (I don't have that file on my system, but I do have ASPIdll.dll)].
I just looked at the files installed with my drive and there are LOTS of dll files for example.
I wonder if any Windows System files are updated to operate the drive?