DE CD-RW Drive Drivers
The following information applies to TEAC's 5.25" Internal IDE CD-RW drive models CDW54E (4x4x32), CDW58E (8x8x32), CDW512E/EB (12x10x32), CDW516EB (16x10x40), CDW524E (24x10x40), CDW540E (40x12x48), CDW548E (48x16x48) and CDW552E (52x24x52).
There are no drivers required to be installed in Operating Systems (OS) such as Windows 95, Windows 98/98SE, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000 Professional, and Windows XP. Once the drive has been properly installed per the instructions on your user's guide, the drive will be detected automatically by Windows as a standard CD-ROM drive. Therefore, in My Computer or Windows Explorer, you should be able to read any data disc that you insert into the TEAC recorder drive. If you cannot read any data CD-ROM disc on the recorder drive, retrace your steps to make sure the drive is properly configured on your system. If you can read the data CD-ROM disc properly, then the TEAC CD-RW drive is properly installed. Installing the recording software is the next step in the procedure.
In order for the drive to work as a recorder, now you will need to install the recording software that came with your TEAC kit or other recording software that you have purchased. Once you installed this recording software following the guidelines on the installation manual, you should be able to then record audio and data files. Please reference the corresponding HELP files on your software for guidance on how to use the software itself.
Due to these drives' Standard IDE/ATAPI interface, you can use the TEAC MS-DOS driver on a bootable floppy diskette to have access to the CD-RW drive upon system bootup. You will not be able to record in a DOS environment, for the drive will only work as a CD-ROM drive. This, however, is all that you need if you are using the CD-RW drive for its CD-ROM drive features upon bootup to possibly reload your Windows Operating System back on the computer system.
The only driver that TEAC provides is for MS-DOS environment. If you need this driver, please download the compressed file ATAPICD.EXE. When decompressed, this file contains the MS-DOS driver (TEAC_CDI.SYS ver 1.27Q) and the instructions file IDE_DOS.DOC. These instructions apply to the above mentioned models and include the necessary steps for creating a bootable disk. You can also use the Windows 98 or Windows Me Startup diskette for this same purpose, for this diskette already contains all the necessary files that will recognize your CD-RW upon bootup.
that's the caseOriginally posted by Tindo@heart@Jun 5, 2003 @ 11:09 PM
Somehow BJammzz answered he has an internal drive, when nobody has asked that yet. . . but I think racketboy might have and he just edited his post to something different.