I wonder if any one of you bright people can help my father-in-law. He is having trouble with his CD/RW's and uses Adaptec CD creator. I have never heard of it as I am a faithful user of NERO. BElow is the main part of an email he sent me:
Windows98 (software) HP CD writer plus 8200 (hardware) drive F Adaptec CD Creater 3.5 (software)
I can read write to my old disc 2x-4x 700mb but I cannot format a new disc 4x-10x 700mb my drive auto selects best speed.
And when he runs diagnostics on the drive he gets some errors. SCSI send diagnostic failed and XCD error. Cuurent CD is not recordable and 6390 - error 04 on ASPI request.
Any ideas people... He's old and would really appreicate the help..
The trouble here could simply be a device becoming worn and comparatively old software used in conjunction with new spec CDRW disks.
CDRW are a minefield sometimes, but the version of Adaptec in this case could also have something to do with it.
You can download and install an updated aspi32 patch click here
This may or may not help.
Logic suggests to me that old version software coupled with new [and faster] disks may be the culprit.
If the drive can read/write to CDR without any problems I'd sugest you stick to them. They give a more reliable long term storage option than the best CDRW disks. I've not used CDRW for several years now for the very reason that they can siffer corruption and data loss far more readily than CDR.
Adaptec CD Creator and Direct CD are should be on the Same CD, but they are two different programs, CD Creator does not format CD's, Direct CD does it's the Packet writing software that's on the CD Creator CD