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DVD/CD Drives FAQ for MP7040 series

PC environment

This page outlines some known incompatibilities in PC systems and applications. A list of recommended SCSI adapters is also included. RICOH cannot provide technical support for users with known incompatible systems. This information was last revised on April 12, 1999.


PC systems

Q1: Will the MP7040A work with the Pentium-III?
A1: Presently under investigation.
Q2: Are there any problems reported with some PCs?
A2: In some cases there may be a conflict with the Bus master driver and the CD-RW drive. In this case please contact the PC manufacturer for details.

SCSI host adapter

The following are recommended SCSI adapters.

  • AHA-2940 series from Adaptec. With the AHA-2940U2W, the latest SCSI driver must be installed.
  • AHA-154x series from Adaptec.

Note: The following SCSI adapters have not been evaluated and RICOH does NOT recommend the following models.

  • AHA2910, 2920, 2920C, 3940U, 3940UW
  • AHA1510, 1510B, 1520, 1520B, 1522, 1522B

Application information

  • Problems may occur if memory resident programs like anti-virus software are installed. This may conflict with the writing software. Please uninstall the anti-virus program before writing to the CD. If this is not possible, deactivate the anti-virus while writing.
  • Errors may occur with Task-scheduler running in the background. This is a utility program installed by Windows 98 Plus. To avoid this, disable the program or change the scheduled auto-running time.
  • Real-Player (version 4.0 or over) may cause errors while recording due to conflicts with the writing software. Uninstall this program before writing to the CD.

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