Acer 36x CD-Rom
I was using a Mitsumi 32x cd-rom and a friend needed one very bad. Since I have an Acer 2x6 CDRW, I thought an acer cd would look good. Well, I have had all kinds of problems with it, and can't get any responce from acer (I emailed them, and sat on hold for an hour) The drive seems to go too fast. It will read fine while speeding up, but then stops reading at full speed and then I get a blue screen message to the efffect that the disk is dirty. It does this to all disks! Especially CDR media. My cdrw recommends some VCACHE modifications. Will this help? If so, WHat should I use? The drive also seems to shut down too quickly; for instance, while loading a program, the Hard Drive (Quantum Fireball UDMA) will pause for a few seconds to write to itself; and while it does that, the acer cdrom shuts down! Then I start getting the blue screen again. Thanks for the help!
Assuming you provided the correct drivers, it sounds to me like a bad drive. Check with the vendor regarding warranty replacement.
I agree with Roy. I've used quite a few
of the Acer 36X's and have had good luck
with them. The only complaint I have is
that sometimes it takes a bit of time
for them to initially spin up.
I have same CD, and had similar problems. I disabled UDMA for the channel that it was on and set PIO mode to 4. This slowed the transfer rate down, and everything has been fine since. Good luck.
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