Tips for CD Recording
by Kenny Cargill
tips for CD recording, not in any particular order.
Systray and Explorer are absolutely necessary, don't close them. (Debate
still open on whether Systray can be closed, MS & Iomega say it can't
but I have
Use Scandisk & Defragment on HDD even more often than you would normally.
is because fragmented files take longer to access and can cause buffer
to run empty, (buffer underrun), leading to ruined discs (coasters).
If doing direct "on the fly" CD to CDR copying, CDROM and CDRW
drives should be installed on separate IDE channels.
Avoid "on the fly" recording, preferable to write to image first.
Takes longer but more reliable.
If disc appears to write OK but then can't be read back check the DMA
status of the CDRW, (and CDROM if both installed), using Device Manager.If
theory these allow you to treat a CDR as a giant floppy. I and many others
find these troublesome and
Don't pay extra for discs which say they are especially for audio, the
discs are exactly the same except they have some info already on them
With multi speed recorders don't automatically use the highest speed,
try different speeds to see what your system is capable of handling. If
finding problems try lowering recording speed.
13. Be careful of installing more than one CD writing application, they can sometimes conflict with each other.
virtually eliminates buffer underruns which are the main cause of failed
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