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Installing/Using Cendyne CD-RW

By ktownsen ·
I am running Win 98 on a computer with 550 HZ, 40G HD, 64Mb Ram. I just install the CD-RW. My computer properties says that everything is working properly. But, since this is the 2nd drive of the same kind that I've installed with the same problems, I think something is wrong. Probably the operatore. The previious drive (which I returned, thinking it was broken) cut 2 data disks and a disk copy. Then when I tried writing audio disks it quit working. The light just blinked constantly but nothing was written -- on any kind of a disk after that.

The current drive does speed tests and reads disks just fine. But when I try to write a disk, using either Nero v. 5.5.5.1 or Roxio Easy CD v. 2.3.1.79 it will not work. Nero says the disk is being written and that all is well. But there is never anything on the disk, and no lights operate on the CD-RW during the write process. Roxio says that the engine is not initialized and essentially does not recognize the drive. I can not write any kind of a disk at all.

The drive is in position 0 on the SCSI cable.

Can someone give me suggestions as to where to go from here to make it write to the disk properly?

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by opatzg In reply to Installing/Using Cendyne ...

I'ld suspect the card is set up wrong on the controller. Should it be device 0 or 1? I thought 0 on a scsi was reserved for the scsi interface? Just a thought.

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by TheChas In reply to Installing/Using Cendyne ...

I would start by adding another 128MB of RAM.
CD burning, and converting files to audio are memory intensive tasks.

Then, how much free hard drive space do you have?
And, are you using a fixed size swap file?
I recommend 1GB as the minimum free HDD space for CD burning.
The combination of real and virtual memory must be at least 800MB.

Next, there are known conflicts between Roxio and Nero. You are asking for problems having both installed on the same PC.
As a side note, when you un-install Roxio, it leaves some files and registry keys.
Nero has some utilities posted to help both programs coexist on a single PC.

You may need / want to update the driver for your SCSI card, and install the latest ASPI layer that your card supports.

Chas

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by cglrcng In reply to Installing/Using Cendyne ...

What position is your HDD in & do you have other drives installed on the same cable, or different cables? A bit more hardware info please?

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by yelhsa3840 In reply to Installing/Using Cendyne ...

id 7 is for the scsi controller make the burner 5 or 6 so it has a higher priority no.

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