After installing EasyWriteReader under Windows 98 SE, the InCD check box "Format disc to CD-MRW" disappears. Further, CD-MRW formatted disks are not readable on a standard DVD-ROM drive.
Nero 18.104.22.168 bundled, updated to 22.214.171.124, then 126.96.36.199
InCD 3.27 bundled, updated to 3.31, then 3.371
Lite-On LTR-48125W VS04 flashed to VS06
a FireWire (IEEE 1394) enclosure with an EagleTec FireWire PC Card
notebook Twinhead GX with a Toshiba DVD-ROM
Windows 98 SE, fresh installation with IEEE 1394 storage supplement
Windows 98 SE was installed on a new HD with all critical updates, then Nero and InCD and their upgrades. Initially everything worked fine, except that InCD formatted disks were not readable on the second DVD-ROM drive. Hence I installed EasyWriteReader (from www.ahead.de,
since I had previous bad experiences with versions included on InCD formatted disks). Then the InCD check box "Format disc to CD-MRW" disappeared, and my DVD-ROM drive couldn't read disks previously formatted to CD-MRW (yet it can read
standard InCD CD-RW disks). In effect, CD-MRW is gone in InCD, although Nero Info Tool still says that my Lite-On supports Mount Rainier!
I tried removing/reinstalling Nero, InCD and EasyWriteReader to no avail; same for the latest updates to Nero 188.8.131.52 and InCD 3.371.
Another frustrating aspect is that a few days ago my older CD-MRW disks were read correctly. Not much has changed in the meantime; I can't be sure because my daughter uses the notebook, but, e.g., I checked that WinAmp 2.81 was installed without the CD-Recording plugin, and the Adaptec plugin for WMP 7.1 was removed earlier.
On my second notebook with Windows XP Pro everything works fine, so this looks like Win98SE pecularity. In particular, it shouldn't matter that my Lite-On is "external".
Could anybody confirm whether this a known defficiency of InCD under Win98SE?
Thanks in advance,