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Postby binny on Fri Sep 19, 2003 8:52 am

Hi

I just d/l KProbe 1.1.23. When I try to scan a CDR for C1/C2, my computer freezes. I then need to restart the computer.

Can anyone help? I have a LiteOn 48X24X48X on Windows XP Pro.

Thanks
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Postby MediumRare on Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:40 am

Make sure that you have ASPI installed. You can check this by using the Nero InfoTool (in the Nero Toolkit or available from Erik Deppe: http://www.cdspeed2000.com/go.php3?link=download.html). The update version of KProbe does not include ASPI.

You can install Adaptec's ASPI v.4.60 using ForceASPI. Here's some information cribbed from another post:
dodecahedron wrote:get ForceASPI 1.7
it installs Adaptec's ASPI 4.60 (1021) without any requirement of having an Adaptec product installed.

here's 2 sources for it:
http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_s ... rcaspi.cfm
http://www.cyrus.troy.btinternet.co.uk/downloads.htm

unzip it, and read the instructions in the index.htm file.


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Postby Matt on Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:50 am

FYI, ASPI is provided free from Adaptec/Roxio now:

http://download.adaptec.com/software_pc ... _471a2.exe
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Postby dhc014 on Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:53 am

Adaptec ASPI 4.7X is bad.

There's no reason to use it over 4.60
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:27 am

I still use ASPI 4.60 because 4.7x has caused problems on my computers.
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Postby Matt on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:28 am

Do you use usb2/firewire at all? 4.7 works fine for me on a non usb2/firewire system but exhibits strange behavior on a system with a firewire card installed.
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Postby binny on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:30 am

Okay, can anyone explain ASPI to me and why I need it?
And why is Adaptec ASPI 4.7X bad? :o
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:35 am

ASPI allows certain programs to communicate with your optical drives. KProbe is one such program that needs ASPI, but some CD-recording programs need it, too.

On my Win98 computers, ASPI 4.7x made it so that certain programs couldn't see my optical drives at all! :o 4.60 works fine, though, so I stick with 4.60.

Edit: Matt, I don't have any USB 2 or Firewire ports on any of my computers. Just USB 1.1.

Another Edit: I have also found that KProbe seems to freeze like this when I attempt to scan a disc in an optical drive that is attached to a PCI IDE controller (i.e. not the IDE controller integrated into the motherboard).
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Postby binny on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:43 am

Alright...i've done some reading and found that Ahead have their own APSI driver (wnaspi32.dll).
I found it in my Nero folder.

I should install it in the %windir%\System32 folder?
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:50 am

Actually, Ahead's ASPI driver is only used by Nero, as far as I know. It should already be installed if you're using Nero, and you don't need it if you don't use Nero.
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Postby binny on Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:56 pm

Thanks...I installed ForceASPI 1.7 and it works now.

My first ever test results :wink:

Verbatim DataLifePlus 24X
C1 Average = 0.327
C1 Max = 10
C1 Total = 1314
C2 Average/Max/Total = 0.0

Thats pretty good right?

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LG 24X (Prodisc)
C1 Average = 0.464
C1 Max = 9
C1 Total = 1717
C2 Average/Max/Total = 0.0

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Pioneer 32X (CMC)
C1 Average = 6.796
C1 Max = 33
C1 Total = 26852
C2 Average/Max/Total = 0.0

I vow never to buy CMC ever again!
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Postby CDRecorder on Sun Sep 21, 2003 4:28 pm

Those results for the Verbatim and LG are quite good! :D

The results for the Pioneer (CMC) aren't wonderful, but they're not terrible, either. Not all CMC are that bad, either; I've gotten some fairly good results with some CMC media.
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