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Yamaha Crw8824E Burner (8/8/24)



HELP! My hard drive crashed, so I replaced it with an identical one and loaded all original software (XP Home SP3). I loaded Easy Media Creator 10 Suite; Version: 10.1.226; Build: 112B26A, R03.


I have a Yamaha CRW8824E CD Burner and an HP DVD Writer 1040d USB Device.


When I boot up, I get a window saying, “CD Recording Software will cause Windows to become unstable. Windows has prevented these drivers from loading.” Both of these will not work. Only my Samsung CD-ROM SC-152L (52X) works, but it is a player/reader only.


When I go to Device Manager, it shows the “bad” driver for both recorders as “cdr4_2k.sys”. If I remove this driver then none of the 3 devices work!


I have searched the internet for a solution but no matter how I Google the problem, all I get is tons of advertisements for ‘Driver Updating Software’.


Everything worked GREAT before the hard drive crash, so I know there must be a solution to this critical problem.


Can anyone help me with this extremely frustrating situation?

Thank you! Calyps0

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Would you please go back to that display for one of your drives, and highlight the cdr4_2k.sys driver to get the driver file details for it? [your screens show only the details for storprop.dll]


I've just been digging round inside my EMC Version 10.1 in XP, and neither Version 10.0 nor 10.1, nor XP-SP3 have that file. They all have cdr4_xp.sys so I'm wondering where your cdr4_2k.sys has come from.

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Well, [or should that be "Well!!"] This has got me quite puzzled and I've had to do a lot of digging.


Somehow or other you have a really, really old NT driver in there. It's version 2.5, and it's from way back in 2000 - it's 10 years old. My one from ECDC 3.5 is copyrighted 2000-2001. Where in heck did yours come from?

Would you check your CDRALW2K.sys file too please, and see what version and date it is?



I think we're going to have to remove the old cdr4_2k.sys file from the driver lineup, and replace it with a modern cdr4_xp.sys. I'll try and work out the best way to do that while I'm waiting for you to tell me the good news about your cdralw2k.sys file.




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