CD/DVD drive not detected on Windows 95/98/Me/NT4.0 systems for ripping or burning

ASPI stands for Advanced SCSI Programming Interface. The ASPI layer are a series of files that lie between various programs and certain hardware devices, and are required for ripping and burning CD audio. Problems can arise on Windows95 , Windows98, Windows Me and Windows NT4.0 machines because of deficiencies in the ASPI layer drivers installed with the operating system.

It may be possible to overcome this by updating your computer's ASPI layer. A utility called ForceASPI will install the Adaptec 4.60 ASPI layer for non Adaptec drives/controllers.

ForceASPI 1.7 (Adaptec 4.60 ASPI layer) is the most reliable version, and is the ONLY version that works for Windows95. It is available from the Radified tech help site and lists installation instructions.

A later version of ForceASPI 1.8 (Adaptec 4.71.2 ASPI layer) exists and should only be used if you experience problems after installing ForceASPI 1.7. You can download it from here.

If you are using a USB/Firewire drive then none of the above may work.

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