Configuring SCSI CD Burners

Configuring SCSI devices is usually standard and the same precautions need to be taken like making sure no IRQ's are conflicting. Usually if another SCSI device works fine there is a slim chance the SCSI card is at fault.

If the controller is ISA, go into the BIOS and change the IRQ setting for the slot (bus) from PCI to ISA.Install the latest drivers for that SCSI adapter from the adapter's manufacturer.

Make sure that no SCSI adapter (ASPI) drivers are being loaded by the CONFIG.SYS file. (Example: DEVICE=ASPI8DOS.SYS).Check the termination of the SCSI Controller and the device or devices on the chain.

Make sure that no other drives are configured as the same ID. A SCSI ID is a unique address number ranging from 0 to 7 (0 to 15 for Wide SCSI). The SCSI ID identifies the SCSI device on the bus and sets priority. The higher the SCSI ID #; the higher the priority when negotiating for the SCSI bus. More sensitive devices like CD R / CD RW drives or tape drives should be set as high as possible (ID 6, or ID 14 for Wide SCSI).

It is generally not recommended to have another device as a higher ID/Priority than a backup.

Make sure that the IRQ and I/O Address setting in Windows match the one the controller is using (Use the software program run a check on the settings & jumpers on the controller).

If you are using a slow ISA controller then it would be best to drop the recording speed to stop any performance issues.In the BIOS of the SCSI the following should be similar:

SCSI Controller ID 7
Parity Checking Enabled
Termination Auto
Initiate Sync Negotiation No
Maximum Transfer Rate 20 Mb/sec or less
Enable Disconnection Yes
Initiate Wide Negotiation Maybe (disable if problems arise).

Once the SCSI card has been eliminated and also the CD Burner as being the cause of the CD Burning problem go onto CD Burner software.