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Help with CENDYNE CRW-5224A firmware

Postby crice on Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:53 pm

I bought a cendyne lightning V drive a while back and now I want to update the firmware.

My drive is the rebadged ASUS CRW-5224A(http://usa.asus.com/products/optical/cr ... erview.htm) but if I try the firmware on the CENDYNE page and the ASUS page, both of them give me errors - "CANT FIND DEVICE TO UPGRADE"
The current firmware is 1.20 and I want to upgrade to the latest one (the current one is giving me some problems). I've tried every possible firmware update on the asus site and its giving me the same error.


My setup is as follows:
p4 2.4
768mb ram
WINXP PRO
the CDRW drive is SECONDARY MASTER with DMA enabled


I'm not too familiar with how to flash the drive in DOS. Can anyone help out?
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Postby vsekh on Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:12 pm

The only way I was able to update a bios on an Asus burner is to change the run firmware update program in Win95 mode.

To do this you need to right-click on the firmware update program, go to the compatibility tab, put a check on "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select Win95. Then, run the program and point to the firmware file and restart your system.
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Postby crice on Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:08 pm

Thanks, Ill try that now.


EDIT:
It is still giving me the same error, but also it says that it cannot find my WNASPI32.DLL when I run in win95 compatibility mode.
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Postby vsekh on Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:34 pm

Try connecting the burner as a slave device and change the compatibility mode to 98/ME.
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Postby crice on Fri Jan 02, 2004 9:30 pm

still nothing, same error

anyone know anything about changing the firmware to recognize the drive as ASUS?
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:37 pm

you sure you have ASPI drivers loaded? although in the past its never been a problem, course i don't use crappy optical drives

if you need ASPI drivers, use the force aspi - version 4.6

its basically winaspi version 4.6

get em here: http://radified.com/ASPI/forceaspi.htm

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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Jan 02, 2004 11:09 pm

hoxlund wrote:i don't use crappy optical drives


Have you seen any proof that this drive is crappy?

I can think of things that can make any optical drive sound "crappy."

Anyways, back to helping crice,

Get your firmware here:
http://www.cendyne.com/downloads/files/ ... 4A_120.zip

Tell me if that firmware works.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jan 02, 2004 11:38 pm

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Postby CowboySlim on Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:05 am

hoxlund wrote:meant to be a joke


Now this is not a joke.

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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:06 am

haha, thx for the joke cowboyslim ;)
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Postby crice on Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:12 am

aviationwiz wrote:
hoxlund wrote:i don't use crappy optical drives


Have you seen any proof that this drive is crappy?

I can think of things that can make any optical drive sound "crappy."

Anyways, back to helping crice,

Get your firmware here:
http://www.cendyne.com/downloads/files/ ... 4A_120.zip

Tell me if that firmware works.



I tried this one already. Still nothing

Ill try the aspi thing.
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Postby crice on Sat Jan 03, 2004 7:44 pm

nope, nothing. I still cant "find the device to upgrade"

damnit this drive is mocking me, i know it.
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Postby crice on Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:49 am

*bump*

anyone have any ideas?
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