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CRX140e only has CR-ROM capability

CRX140e only has CR-ROM capability

CRX140e only has CR-ROM capability

I have a Dell computer, with a Sony CRX140E, in the E drive.  I originally ran Win ME but installed Win XP over it.  Since the change, I haven't been able to use the Adaptec EZ cd creator software which came with the computer.  Since the change, I tried to uninstall the Adaptec program, however, it won't completely uninstall
   I was able to use the software burning capability that comes bundled with XP up until recently, however, when I last tried, it wouldn't recognize the blank CD-R disc in the drive.    
    When I examine the device in the device mananager, It shows it as a CD-ROM device, not a CD-RW device.  I tried testing the device through the Sony websight, which concluded the device can both read and write.  It seems as though the operation system reads this device as a CD-ROM device instead of a CD-RW device.  
     It appears that it is using the same Windows driver as
the CD-ROM device in my D drive.  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling both the device and driver, this didn't change anything.
    Now in XP, I don't get the option to copy files to CD.
     I am at my wits end, and would appreciate any help in getting this device working again.    


RE: CRX140e only has CR-ROM capability

Since my post, I was able to use the system restore to go back to a point where this device was properly configure, and thus it now works.
I would love to know what the problem was, and any suggestions for cd burning software to utilize which would not conflict with XP.

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