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Windows 98: Cannot read MRW media in CD-ROM drive

Postby kaikow on Thu Jul 03, 2003 4:24 pm

This is a triple boot system:

C has Win 98 and Easy CD Basic 5.3.1.154 supplied by Plextor.
F has Win 2000 and Easy CD Basic 5.3.1.154 supplied by Plextor.
G has another Win 2000 with Nero and InCD (retail versions).

CD-RW is ATAPI Plextor PX-W4824TA
CD-ROM is SCSI Plextor PX-32TS

Both Win 2000 systems are SP 4.

I upgraded to Easy CD Basic 5.3.5.10 in Win 98 and in the Win 2000 on F.

The CD-ROM drive, in the Win 98 system, is unable to read media created
using MRW with the CD-RW drive.


I keep getting a message to install EasyWriteReader, but I've already done that.

No problem using media in Win 2000, either on F or G drives.

Any suggestions?
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Postby kaikow on Thu Jul 03, 2003 6:02 pm

The problem is definitely with Roxio EasyWrite Reader.

I have a license to use Nero on this system, so I uninstalled Roxio's EWR and installed Ahead's EWR 4.0.0.10.

As a result, I was able to read the MRW media in Win 98 on the CD-ROM drive.

However, as I expect that Ahead's EWR does not play nice with SimpliCD (installed in Win 98), when I ejected the CD-ROM, I got a BSOD and could not boot back into Win 98 without goiing into Safe Mode

Once in Safe Mode, I uninstalled the Ahead EWR and I was back to square 1 after re-installing Roxio's EWR.

So the problem is indeed with the Roxio EWR in Win 98.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jul 04, 2003 1:45 am

time to email Roxio's tech-support... :)
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