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EasyWrite Reader and Win 98

Postby kaikow on Wed Aug 13, 2003 10:53 pm

Some of you have seen my moaning and groaning about not being able to get EasyWrite Reader (EWR) working in Win 98.

Thanx to the forum poster Inertia, I was able to try some older versions of Nero and InCD.

It appears that it matters not what version of Nero 5.* and IncD that I use, I still cannot get EWR to install in Win 98.

When the system reboots after the install in Win 98, the boot restarts and I end up in Safe Mode. After trying several combinations of Nero 5 and InCD, I finally relented and continued the boot with Step by Step Confirmation to try to determine the process was failing.

Was I ever surprised to find that the problem ocurrs when the msmouse.vxd driver is being loaded! Why would that driver conflict with EWR?

Note that this is a multiboot Win 98 and Win 2000 system.
No problem installing EWR with either Nero 5 or Nero 6 in Win 2000 SP 4.

Win 98 has all critical updates as of a few daze ago.

Here's the relevant info.

Note: The following is long.

Nero InfoTool Hardware Info
(C) Copyright Ahead Software and its licensors 2003
written by Erik Deppe

BIOS: 4S4EB0X1.05A.0009.P06 10/27/98
Motherboard: Intel SE440BX
System:
CPU: Intel Pentium II Processor 400 MHz
BusSpeed: 100 MHz
Memory: 384 MB

Nero InfoTool 2.00

Drive Information
-----------------
Drive : PLEXTOR CD-ROM PX-32TS
Type : CD-ROM Drive
Firmware Version : 1.03
Buffer Size : 0 KB
Date : 03-13-98
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : R:\
Location : 0:6
Modes : n/a


Disc Information (R:\)
-------------------
Type : - no disc inserted -


Drive Information
-----------------
Drive : PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4824A
Type : CD-RW Recorder
Firmware Version : 1.04
Buffer Size : 4 MB
Date : 02-21-03
Serial Number : 806264
Drive Letter : E:\
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 40, 32, 24, 8, 4 X
Write Speed : 48, 40, 32, 24, 20, 16, 8, 4 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : No
Read DVD-RAM : No
Read DVD-R : No
Read DVD-RW : No
Read DVD+R : No
Read DVD+RW : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : Yes
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : Yes
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96


Disc Information (E:\)
-------------------
Type : - no disc inserted -


Interface Information
---------------------
Adapter 1
---------
Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : ESDI_506.pdr
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 4.10.1998
Description : ESDI_506 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)

Attached Devices
Description : PLEXTOR CD-R PX-W4824A
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On

Adapter 2
---------
Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : ESDI_506.pdr
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 4.10.1998
Description : ESDI_506 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)

Attached Devices
Description : IOMEGA ZIP 100
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : Off

Adapter 3
---------
Description : Adaptec AHA-2940U/AHA-2940UW PCI SCSI Controller

Driver
Description : AIC78XX.MPD
Company : Adaptec, Inc.
Version : 2.21 (4.10.1999)
Description : Adaptec CHIM Family SCSI miniport

Attached Devices
Description : WDIGTL WDE9100
Type : Disk Drive
Description : QUANTUM ATLAS_V_18_WLS
Type : Disk Drive
Description : QUANTUM ATLAS_V_36_WLS
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Seagate STT8000N
Type : Disk Drive
Description : PLEXTOR CD-ROM PX-32TS
Type : CD-Rom Drive
Autorun : On

Adapter 4
---------
Description : unknown

Driver
Description : MXOIOSTB.PDR
Company : n/a
Version : n/a
Description : n/a

Attached Devices
Description : Maxtor 5000LE v01.00.00
Type : Disk Drive


Software Information
--------------------
Operating System : Windows 98
ASPI : ASPI for Win32 (95/NT) DLL 4.60 (1021) Adaptec

Description : Nero - Burning Rom
Version : 5, 5, 10, 42
Company : Ahead Software AG
Version Check : Ok

Description : InCD CD-RW UDF Tools
Version : 3.5.24.0
Company : Copyright (C) ahead software gmbh and its licensors


Hardware Information
--------------------
CPU : Intel Pentium II Processor 400 MHz
Bus Speed : 100 MHz
Motherboard : Intel SE440BX
System :
BIOS : 4S4EB0X1.05A.0009.P06 10/27/98
Memory : 384 MB
Sound : AWE64 Wave Out [240]
Video : Starfighter AGP Release 0229

Driver Information
------------------
Driver : PPA3
Description : N/A
Version : N/A
Company : N/A

Driver : ESDI_506
Description : ESDI_506 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : HSFLOP
Description : HSFLOP Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Iomega
Description : IOMEGA Universal DASD VSD
Version : 6.5.1.0
Company : Iomega Corporation

Driver : NECATAPI
Description : NECATAPI Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PC1616
Description : Symbios Logic 53C406 SCSI Adapter
Version : 4.00.02
Company : Symbios Logic Inc.

Driver : PC800
Description : N/A
Version : N/A
Company : N/A

Driver : APIX
Description : Adaptec APIX Virtual Device
Version : 4.60 (1021)
Company : Adaptec

Driver : Pc2x
Description : Iomega PC2x 8-bit SCSI Driver
Version : 4.00.258
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RMM
Description : RMM Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : SCSI1HLP
Description : scsi1hlp Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : drvwppqt
Description : Device Driver
Version : 3.20.19a
Company : VERITAS Software, Inc.

Driver : SCSIPORT
Description : SCSIPORT Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : drvwcdb
Description : Device Driver
Version : 3.20.19a
Company : VERITAS Software, Inc.

Driver : SPARROW
Description : Adaptec AIC-6x60 series SCSI miniport
Version : v2.04
Company : Adaptec, Inc.

Driver : TORISAN3
Description : TORISAN3 Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : VOLTRACK
Description : voltrack Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : asc
Description : IOMEGA JAZ JET PCI SCSI Controller Driver
Version : 2.9C
Company : IOMEGA, Inc.

Driver : clikcard
Description : Iomega PC Card Miniport Driver
Version : 1.28.2.0
Company : Iomega Corporation

Driver : drvwq117
Description : Device Driver
Version : 3.20.19a
Company : VERITAS Software, Inc.

Driver : iomusb
Description : N/A
Version : N/A
Company : N/A

Driver : usb_ios
Description : USB Disk Controller PDR
Version : 1.1.4.1
Company : Iomega Corporation

Driver : nerocd95
Description : Nero CD driver for Windows 95/98/ME
Version : 4.5.0.14
Company : ahead software gmbh

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e-mail: info@nero.com

Driver : bsudf
Description : UDF File System Driver
Version : 3.5.24.0
Company : B.H.A Co.,ltd.

Driver : CDRBSVSD
Description : CDR device specific driver for Windows95
Version : 5.0.1
Company : B.H.A Corporation

Driver : AIC78XX
Description : Adaptec CHIM Family SCSI miniport
Version : 2.21 (4.10.1999)
Company : Adaptec, Inc.

Driver : ATAPCHNG
Description : ATAPCHNG Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDFS
Description : CDFS Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDTSD
Description : CDTSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : CDVSD
Description : CDVSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : D395
Description : Iomega PPI Driver
Version : 1.77
Company : Iomega Corporation

Driver : DISKTSD
Description : DiskTSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DISKVSD
Description : DiskVSD Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.10.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : DRVSPACX
Description : DRVSPACX Virtual Device (Version 4.0)
Version : 4.70.1998
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MSVCRT.DLL
Version : 6.10.8924.0

Driver : msvcirt.dll
Version : 6.00.8168.0

Driver : MFC42.DLL
Version : 6.00.8665.0

Driver : MSVCP60.DLL
Version : 6.00.8972.0

Driver : OLE32.DLL
Version : 4.71.3328

Driver : OLEPRO32.DLL
Version : 5.0.4518

Driver : OLEDLG.DLL
Version : 1.0

Driver : ADVAPI32.DLL
Version : 4.80.1675

Driver : COMCTL32.DLL
Version : 5.81

Driver : SETUPAPI.DLL
Version : 5.00.1671.1

Lower Filters
-------------
Upper Filters
-------------
Video Codecs
------------
Cinepak Codec by Radius : 1.10.0.6
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Intel Indeo(R) Video R3.2
Microsoft Video 1 : 4.10.1998
Microsoft RLE : 4.10.1998
Microsoft H.263 Video Codec : 4.3.2203
Microsoft H.261 Video Codec : 4.3.2203
VDOnet VDOWave : 2, 1, 1, 2
MPEG-4 Video High Speed Compressor (MT) : 2.0.0.912
Vivo H.263 Video Codec : 2, 0, 0, 2
TrueMotion® RT 2.0 by Duck : 2.0
ClearVideo
Indeo® video 5.04 : R.5.04.15.2.41
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft YUV : 5.3.0000000.900 built by: DIRECTX
Microsoft GDI Rendering Driver[16] : 96,0,34,14

Audio Codecs
------------
Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
Microsoft CCITT G.711 A-Law and u-Law CODEC : 4.00.0.0
DSP Group TrueSpeech(TM) Software CODEC : 1.00.0.0
Lernout & Hauspie CODECs : 1.00.0.1
Microsoft G.723.1 CODEC : 1.02.0.1
Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 Codec (advanced) : 1.09.1.49
VivoActive Audio Decompressor : 2.00.0.1
Voxware Audio CODECs : 4.00.0.0
Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.50
Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
Microsoft PCM Converter : 4.03.0.0


ASPI Information
----------------
System ASPI : ASPI is installed and working properly

WNASPI32.DLL : 4.60 (1021) 45056 bytes September 10, 1999
APIX.VXD : 4.60 (1021) 22603 bytes September 10, 1999
WINASPI.DLL : 4.60 (1021) 5600 bytes September 10, 1999
ASPIENUM.VXD : 4.60 (1021) 7743 bytes September 10, 1999

Nero ASPI : ASPI is not installed
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Postby Inertia on Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:55 am

For openers I would point out that DMA is not enabled for your Plextor PX-W4824A burner. This will cause performance problems and high CPU utilization. DMA should always be enabled for this drive.

The Iomega Zip 100 drive is frequently a suspect in conflicts, as shown for example in Error Message: Fatal Exception 0E in VxD IOS (04). As a troubleshooting step, it is worth uninstalling (including physically removing the cables from) the Zip drive to see if problems are affected.

Most recent CD burning programs don't conflict with each other (packet writing programs excluded), but there still may be leftover or rogue drivers which could cause conflicts. You could review and compare your drivers with the Nero provided list of drivers of other CD burner programs to see if any potential problems are present. Renaming suspected drivers as a troubleshooting tool is useful to see if improvements result.

The Msmouse.vxd driver on my Win98SE system is v4.10.1998, 15,809 bytes, dated 4/23/99. You could try replacing the driver, but if this problem doesn't occur unless EWR is installed there must some interaction causing the conflict.

Since you have already identified a loading conflict with Msmouse.vxd with EWR installed, you may have seen or used How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98. If not, there may be some useful troubleshooting tips to review.
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Postby kaikow on Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:04 am

Thanx, I guess I'm keeping you busy and out of trouble.

Inertia wrote:For openers I would point out that DMA is not enabled for your Plextor PX-W4824A burner. This will cause performance problems and high CPU utilization. DMA should always be enabled for this drive.


DMA won't stick when I boot to Win 98, no problem in Win 2000.

The Iomega Zip 100 drive is frequently a suspect in conflicts, as shown for example in Error Message: Fatal Exception 0E in VxD IOS (04). As a troubleshooting step, it is worth uninstalling (including physically removing the cables from) the Zip drive to see if problems are affected.


I have not upgraded the IOMEGA software in quite a while. I must have intended to do so, as I on 18 July 2003, I did download IomegaWare 4.0.2.
Guess I'll install that if changing msmouse.vxd does not do the trick.


Most recent CD burning programs don't conflict with each other (packet writing programs excluded), but there still may be leftover or rogue drivers which could cause conflicts. You could review and compare your drivers with the Nero provided list of drivers of other CD burner programs to see if any potential problems are present. Renaming suspected drivers as a troubleshooting tool is useful to see if improvements result.


I need to learn how to find things at the Ahead web site.

I previously had Roxio EZCD and DirectCD and SimpliCD installed in Win 98, but I do not see any of the listed Adaptec drivers.

The Msmouse.vxd driver on my Win98SE system is v4.10.1998, 15,809 bytes, dated 4/23/99. You could try replacing the driver, but if this problem doesn't occur unless EWR is installed there must some interaction causing the conflict.



I used to have version 4.10.1998, but I now have version 11.20.110 dated 7 December 1999.

I wonder if that was installed by the critical updates I installed in the past few weeks.

I try restoring the original msmouse.vxd.


Since you have already identified a loading conflict with Msmouse.vxd with EWR installed, you may have seen or used How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98. If not, there may be some useful troubleshooting tips to review.


I'm familiar with that article, but I'm not willing to go that far just to get EWR to work.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:52 am

Inertia wrote:The Iomega Zip 100 drive is frequently a suspect in conflicts, as shown for example in Error Message: Fatal Exception 0E in VxD IOS (04). As a troubleshooting step, it is worth uninstalling (including physically removing the cables from) the Zip drive to see if problems are affected.

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but you didn't believe me.
now you have it from a better authority than me :)
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Postby kaikow on Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:06 pm

Uncle!

I found a way to resolve the problems I was having installing Nero, etc. in Win 98.

I got rid of Win 98 by installing Win 2000 OVER Win 98.
Not easy to do, since Win 2000 will not upgrade Win 98 on a system that is already multiboot. I had to get clever and fool Win 2000's installer by:

1. Changing boot.in to refere to only Win 98.
2. Unplugging the drive that has Win 2000 on F and Win 2000 on G.

So now I have a pretty vanilla Win 2000 on which I can try installing Nero, etc.

First, I want to get rid of some the deadwood left behind from Win 98, some of which requires program re-install.

Then I'll try installing Nero, etc. BEFORE I install Win 2000 SP 4, tho I may need tyo update directX to do so.
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