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By jchew ·
Hey there

I have just got a Aopen CRW9624 and I tried backup some data for the first time and I keep getting errors of -

I/O error Buffer underun - Easy CD Creator ran out of data while recording a track because data could not be provided tothe CD-Recorder fast enough and Track write error

I have switch to a lower speed of 1x, 2x and it same thing happens

My cdr was set at secondary master but now i have switch it with my cd rom and now set as primary slave the same chain as my hdd.

The software i am using is NTI-CD software which came with the writer and now trying out Adaptec easy cd v4. all same errors

I am using verbatim cd's

Please advice

Thanks in advance
J Chew

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Make sure when you burn that you disable everything in your system tray possible including your anti virus and screen saver and don't have any other programs running during the process.

Secondary master is usually where you want the burner.

The type of blank disc's your using can also make a big difference.

Check out this site:
http://www.cdrom-guide.com/cgi/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&number=7
I found it very helpful when I started burning.

Dan

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Two things to think about. One, if you can help it, it is advised to not have your burner on the same IDE cable as the HD you are trying to back up. This sometimes causes the problems you describe. Second, burners tend to want to be on clean systems. This means, nothing running in the background and you need to have a clean HD. I.E. defragged and error free. Also make sure your HD has plenty of free space since burning often requires high amount of swap space depending on how much RAM youare operating with. Good Luck.

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by T Wilson In reply to cd writer keeps getting e ...

For EZ CD Creator: go to www.roxio.com, then click on "support", then click "support knowledge base", then "find answers", then enter "search by article number", and enter 990419-000002. This article will give you all sorts of things to do to helpfix buffer underruns. CD Burners are picky little pieces of hardware when it comes to settings and what's running (or not running) in the background.

Hope this helps.

Tina

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by kcmeister In reply to cd writer keeps getting e ...

Everyone is on the right track. disable everything possible before burning. According to some burner manufacturers, placing your drive as primary slave will cause buffer underruns. Best put it back as secondary master. Check out this website in addition to Roxio's. Little outdated, but usefull.
http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq.html
Remember to remove any spaces in url.
Disable everything possible, reduce speed, and lock the thing in a closet while burning.
Good Luck!
Casey

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If a buffer underrun error is received go to -> TOOLS -> OPTIONS -> ADVANCED -> and reduce the audio track duplication
by dragging the slider to the left.

Also going to -> TOOLS -> OPTIONS -> ADVANCED -> and reducing the audio extraction level will enhance the audio quality.

If you wish to test the system performance then go to -> TOOLS -> SYSTEM TESTS

If you wish to change the write speed go to -> TOOLS -> CD-RECORDER -> PROPERTIES ...The writer is set to write at 4X CDR and 2X CDRW.
This means a 16 minute audio track will take only 8 minutes on a CD-RW and 4 minutes on a CDR. Do not change this unless there are
problems with writing. A lower system specification may require modification to this setting.

If you wish to make a CDR or a CDRW bootable you go to -> FILE -> CD LAYOUT PROPERTIES and change the format from JOILET to ISO966O.
The JOILET format was created by MICROSOFT to support long filenames (8.3).JOILET will also write the DOS short name to the disk
which will conform to the 8.3 naming conversion. Make sure the write speed meets with the CDRW /CDR specification.

If you wish to erase a CD-RW go to -> DISK -> ERASE. CDRWs can be erased but CDRs cannot.
Please note that individual tracks cannot be erased from a CD-RW.

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