CDRW problem. Confirm my suspicions, please,,,
I just got a CDRW for my bday. It runs but won't record. I think that it's my old 4x quad CDRom that is the problem. Am I correct?
Be more precise, what does 'it doesn't record' mean? What software are you using?
Also need more system specs.
Have you tried copying to the hard drive first, then to the cdrw?
The system is a 1G Duron, w/ a Pacific Digital 12X10X32. And a mitsi*****y quad CD Rom.
I tried recording to the hard drive w/ CD Maker, but it was a no go. It gave me illegal error messages, the same as trying it on the fly.
So, I tried Clone CD and got the message of incompatiblity w/ my ROM drive.
[This message has been edited by Bruneaux (edited 07-12-2001).]
I believe your cdrom is not fast enough, its only a quad, 4x, also may not be compatible.
Try a faster preferrably min. of 32x namebrand cdrom.
Also how are the hard drives and cdroms, cdrw set up? Do you have DMA enabled?
What OS? Motherboard? Ram?
Yea, that's what I thought.
The CD ROM won't dma, and I tried shutting it off on the writer, to make it compatible. NO GO.
Time to try a new reader.
Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.
Try coping the data you want to burn on a cd to the hard drive first and then burn it to your cd from there
My son has that burner. He's using Easy CD Creator 4.3(?)Deluxe. He uses the burner to both read and record, recording an image file to the HD then inserting a blank and recording from there. (He's using "CD Copier").
I do the same with my Sony and my HP. Works great.
you don't say if you can burn anything at all. Can you burn a file from the hardisk not using the CD-Rom drive at all? If you can't even do that then it might be more of a problem. If all you can't do is copy stuff from the CD-Rom drive then that would suggest that something to do with the drive is amiss. If you can't burn anything at all no matter what the source then you have other problems my friend. So post again so we can help.
I don't think that the speed of the CD-Rom drive should be an issue. Try coping at 1 or 2 speed, Slow as hell but can't be too worried about speed if you use a 4X CDRom.
In the long run coping from a 4X is going to be rather slow. Especially when you CDRW can burn a CD in 6 min or so while your CD-Rom acn only read in about 30 min or there abouts. So I would advise either just using the CDRW to copy and burn or why not use it as a chance to get a new DVD drive.
ps http://www.cdrfaq.org/ is a good source of info
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