|Could by XP software becausing my CD-RW drive not to work?|
After installing my new hard drive and reinstalling all of my software, I went to create recovery CDs and kept getting "SCSI CDB delivery failed, CD aborted writing," "sytem call failed aborted," error messages.
My system is Windows XP Home Edition SP3, Pentium 4HT 2.4 GHZ, 512MB RAM and 320 GB SATA I hard drive. All graphics and controllers are integrated into the motherboard which is a P4SD-LA (Stingray).
This is a Sony OEM drive (CRX215E5) so very little is on Sony's support web site. I down loaded the Sony Drive Check v2 diagnostic program for the model without the E5 designation and ran it. The drive checked out fine for reading data disks and playing music, but when running the record test it would not recognize the CD-RW disk. I get "Please insert disk" messages. I tried a Sony branded disk, still no dice. I tried a Sony and TDK CD-R and still got error messages. I ran the PC Doctor Utility on my system and got the same errors on trying to write to a CD. My disk buring software (Sonic) gives similar messages.
I deleted the CD driver and reloaded it, but it made no difference. I had not used this drive for a long time so I am not sure if it was not working previously or if I did something in the installation of my new HD and reinstall of my software. I checked the dirve cables and they are all tight. The one thing I did different is update the firmware (6.1M-5.0F) per the Compaq support site. I did see one post that claimed their drive stopped working after doing this. If that was universal I think HP would have fixed it. Besides only my RW function is not working.
Any suggestion on how to fix this? Should I assume my RW function is dead and replace the drive? Is there anyway to reverse a frimware update? What brand of drive would you recommend and what should I look for in selecting a new one? The old one is a slave on a IDE cable. I do have an empty SATA I plug on my mother board. I don't know if the can be used.