ASPI drivers version 4.71.2 for Windows 98,98SE, NT 4.0, ME, 2000 and XP. Includes ASPICHK the version checking utility. Changes include Windows XP support and other buffer enhancements. It should also be noted that the Windows XP 64bit edition is also compatible with this driver. This ASPI driver allows the operating system to be able to read a raw data from CDROM and CDR/CDRW drivers. Many applications require an ASPI driver to be installed to be able to function. For example NERO and other CD writing software require this driver.