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EAC makes my computer crash, when i use my external dvd drive
anubis
post Jun 1 2005, 22:50
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Hello.

I've got a laptop and i've just bought a Lite-on dvd burner 1693 that i plug through a usb2 external rack. Every time i lauch EAC with the rack on, the OS crashes and my computer restarts. If the rack is off, there's no problem.

I've made a brand new installation of windows XP but the problem remains.

Any idea ?

Thanks.

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rudefyet
post Jun 1 2005, 23:39
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download this dll and put it in your EAC directoy and it should work

http://www.nero.com/en/WNASPI32.DLL.html

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anubis
post Jun 3 2005, 13:11
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sorry but that didn't fix it.
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post Jun 3 2005, 14:11
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I don't know that I have ever posted this issue because I have a work around. All of my ripped CDs are stored on a 400GB F: drive. If I attempt to rip to that drive with EAC/Lame, mine also crashes. However, if I use Flacattack (as I now do) and specify the F: drive, it works 100% of the time. On the rare occasions where I did not use Flacattack and simply ripped to my 160GB C: drive and all was well. I then cut and pasted onto the F: drive.

I just assumed it was because the drive was too large for my old version of (EAC V0.9 Beta 4).

FYI, I also use the recommended Nero ASPI interface and it is stored in my EAC directory on the C: drive.


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anubis
post Jun 7 2005, 18:17
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maybe i should copy EAC on my c: drive.
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post Jun 8 2005, 12:40
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that didn't work either.

Any clue ?
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post Jun 8 2005, 12:49
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Is it possible that the external hard drive is overloading the Power supply unit thus making the voltage dip and the computer lock (rather than crash).
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post Jun 8 2005, 12:53
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i don't think so, it has its own power supply.
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post Jun 8 2005, 13:00
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The only time EAC crashed on my WinXP system was due to the ASPI layer. If it's pre-configured to use an ASPI driver such as Adaptec, ASAPI and they get uninstalled then your screwed when trying to start EAC, it'll hang the whole system trying to find which ever ASPI driver it was configured to use. That's the reason why I no longer use Adaptec, or ASAPI, I simply dump theNero ASPI Library into the folder with EAC.exe and never have to worry about b.s. from an ASPI problem.

As for EAC crashing your system I would first export for a backup, and then remove the EAC settings from the registry "HKCU\Software\AWSoftware" and try again.


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post Jun 10 2005, 21:29
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ASPI has nothing to do with it, it is only used with ATAPI drives. Andre Wiethoff stated on EAC forums that USB interface is not supported. Connecting the drive (provided it is really ATAPI) directly to the motherboard's IDE ports is the only solution.
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post Jun 10 2005, 21:40
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I have a cd drive in an external case running usb2, eac rips cds just fine from it.
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post Jun 10 2005, 21:58
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QUOTE (unfortunateson @ Jun 10 2005, 08:40 PM)
I have a cd drive in an external case running usb2, eac rips cds just fine from it.
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did you have to reconfigure EAC in any way, or it was just, like, 'plug and play'.

I had the same problem, unfortunately, and couln't figure out how to configure EAC to get it working. I've ended up using Alcohol 120% with no problems. I"ve decided to continue using Alcohol on USB attached drive, and once I replace my failed drive in laptop, will be using EAC on internal, but only if Alcohol reports some errors. Of course, being able to use EAC in either case would be much simpler.

I just don't want to use my internal drive extensively. Not anymore. It's dead, Fred, sad.gif and replacing it is gonna be a major royal pain in the neck. I have a repair manual for my laptop, and part on replacing optical drive is as long as War and Peace, damn it. I literally have to take my laptop apart to access that bloody drive. So from now on I'm planning to use USB-attached drive whenever I can.
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post Jun 10 2005, 22:11
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QUOTE (Never_Again @ Jun 10 2005, 01:29 PM)
ASPI has nothing to do with it, it is only used with ATAPI drives. Andre Wiethoff stated on EAC forums that USB interface is not supported. Connecting the drive (provided it is really ATAPI) directly to the motherboard's IDE ports is the only solution.
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Hmm... Thats weird because I finished ripping my entire CD collection using EAC with my USB Plextor drive.

I had an identical problem and fixed it by unplugging the USB drive. Downloading the Nero ASPI into the EAC directory. Starting EAC, changing the ASPI setting to the External ASPI (Nero). Closing EAC. PLugging in the USB drive. Starting up EAC. Problem solved.

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post Jun 10 2005, 23:01
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EAC has ripped dozens of CD's with my external USB v1 Sony Spressa CRX100E CD-RW drive. The things a dinosaur but it's capable of ripping some problematic CD's that my newer drives would choke on.


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post Jun 11 2005, 06:28
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I don't have an external drive, so I never had that problem. It is interesting to learn that EAC works with many USB drives. It would appear that Andre's statement was re: write/burn support in EAC then.
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post Jun 11 2005, 07:10
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Hi anubis.
What version of EAC are you using? In EAC: 'Help|About'.
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anubis
post Jun 12 2005, 11:59
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Hello and cheers. You've solved my problem.

The solution was Download the Nero dll and then set EAC to "external atapi"

I didn't know i had to do the latter when i had the first answer.

Thank you very much, everything is fine now.

I guess porky pig jr will be happy about that solution too.
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post Jun 12 2005, 17:01
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QUOTE (Never_Again @ Jun 10 2005, 11:28 PM)
It would appear that Andre's statement was re: write/burn support in EAC then.
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Maybe. When I previously tried to write an audio CD with my USB CD-RW drive EAC crashed, that's the only non-support issue I found it had with the drive.


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post Jun 25 2005, 01:42
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QUOTE (anubis @ Jun 12 2005, 10:59 AM)
Hello and cheers. You've solved my problem.

The solution was Download the Nero dll and then set EAC to "external atapi"

I didn't know i had to do the latter when i had the first answer.

Thank you very much, everything is fine now.

I guess porky pig jr will be happy about that solution too.
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Yeah, I've just got a new external drive, Samsun in USB enclosure. Followed the instructions in this thread and everything is working fine. EAC is happy and so am I.
Thanks to everyone.
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