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    RICOH USERS REPLY

    I have a Ricoh 6x4x24 with an Adaptec SCSI card AVA2903B.
    The problem is that if I install Nero, sometimes I get blue screens of death when starting windows. This doesn't happen with Adaptec Easy cd creator.
    I try it in other systems and the same happens.
    Is it a Scsi problem? Or do I have to update the Ricoh drive firmware (currently using v.1.5)?

    Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This one is better...
    But in theory, remember, only in theory

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    i use the Ricoh 6x4x24 too but its IDE
    i use nero4 even the newer nero5 is out, because i'm more comfy with nero4.
    and i dont have probs with mine.
    why dont u try uninstall the CDRW, reboot, then install again using default drivers and software and see how that goes?

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    I have an ide ricoh which has never had problems, dunno about scsi except that its more difficult to setup...

    nero5 is the dogs b*llocks!!!

    do you know about the firmware upgrades to take your drive to 8x !!! - thats what I've heard but haven't investigated yet

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    Seems I solved.
    SCSI drivers updated.
    What are you talking about with that 8X firmware Weeboll?
    I heard about one from the RICOH 7040 to force it to write at 6x but nothing about the MP7060?!
    This one is better...
    But in theory, remember, only in theory

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    yeah sorry -i checked it out and was wrong 7040 to 7060 not 7060 upwards, at the moment anyway, there are firmware updates for the drive but not to trick it into a higher speed

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    What do you think of the new Easy CD creator 5.0 platinium?
    Is it good?
    This one is better...
    But in theory, remember, only in theory

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    Take a Ricoh MP7080A's firmware and flash it on a Ricoh MP7060A = 8x4x32, but beware this will void your warranty and your drive has a 50/50 chance of living or dying

    Sincerely,

    Best4x4

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    the 7040 and 7060 are based on the same unit - with different firmware dictating the speed. Is the 7080 based on the same unit? I'm guessing not if the chances are that poor of it working.
    Any more info would be much appriciated...

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    7040A = 7060A with firmware from a MP7060A
    7060A = 7080A with firmware from a MP7080A
    7063A = 7083A with firmware from a MP7083A

    I said 50/50 chance because if done wrong your CD-RW drive is toast. I've done it with a MP7040A and MP7063A and it worked fine, but you must know what you're doing!

    Sincerely,

    Best4x4

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