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By yiotie ·
Hi
I have just installed a CD-RW which works as master and made the DVD slave, and both are connected on the secondary IDE. I get lots of push outs from the CD-RW saying that the Medium is not writable. If I change the empty (recordable cd) CD-R to CD-RW sometimes works.
What about the 4pin cables leaving from the DVD or CD-RW and going to the motherboards sound card, I tend to use one of them.
Finnaly if i manage to record a CD, it will play on my PCs DVD Drive, but it will not play on my Stereo CD player.
Any suggestions please?
Thanks, Yiotie

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by TheChas In reply to CD-RW

First, try changing the DMA mode setting for the CD-RW drive in BIOS settings. This often takes care of problems.

Are you trying to copy files off of a CD in your DVD drive?
If so, you are limited to around a 4X write speed with both devices onthe same IDE channel.

How much RAM, and free hard drive space do you have?
128MB of RAM, and 750MB to 1GB of free hard drive space is near the minimums for CD recording.

The 4 pin audio cable does NOT come into play for CD recording. (and is not used for most audio playback anymore)

For recorded CDs to work on many stereo CD playes, you need to do a couple things.
1. Close the CD not just the session.
2. Record ONLY in 650MB mode, or use 650MB blanks.

The majority of stereo CD players CANNOT read CD-RW disks.

Also, make sure that you have the latest IDE drivers for the chipset on your motherboard installed, and any updates for your CD-recording software.

Chas

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by dmatlock In reply to CD-RW

OS is important here. I had used CD Creator on my WIN98 and then when going to XP, WAP! No more work. Also as is mentioned here check out the other comments. Plus, doesn't matter whether it is 650 or 700s, the key is the software you are using toburn with.

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