When I was experiencing issues with burning CDs in Wavelab 7 (sometimes experiencing freezing during the CD burning process) I was advised to download a particular CD-Rom driver – an ‘Aspi’ driver. I loaded the driver, but my computer (Windows 7/64 bit platform) refused to allow the new driver to take over from the default Microsoft driver.
I’m no computer wiz, but here’s what I’ve tried:
Thinking it might be the CD burner I bought a new one. I tested it by burning a Basic Audio CD in Wavelab and the Write to CD process froze again at about track 3.
I went into Device Manager and brought up the DVD/CD Rom properties. The Microsoft driver was still sitting there. I try the Update Driver tab but it tells me my driver is up to date.
I go to ‘Driver Details’ (still under the Driver tab) and it lists two drivers: the Microsoft driver and the Aspi driver. The Microsoft driver comes up on top as the selected default driver. So I select the Aspi driver and click OK. The window disappears bringing me back to the Driver window, and the Microsoft driver is sitting there still.
I tried both disabling the Microsoft driver (in Device Manager) and uninstalling, neither works. When I disable, it disables the CD-Rom but the Microsoft driver remains. When I uninstall the driver, the DVD/CD-Rom disappears altogether from Device Manager, and then when I reboot the computer it re-installs the Microsoft driver.
I am tempted to go to the location of where the Microsoft driver is (C:\Windows\System 32\DRIVER\cd.rom.sys) and delete it altogether but I am not sure of the consequences of so doing.