HP SureStore
CD-Writer Plus
User’s Guide
For Models 7550e and 7570e
U.S.: Hewlett-Packard Company, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
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Product Certifications
UL, cUL, TÜV, NOM-NYCE, CE, C-Tick, meets or exceeds FCC Class B
requirements
Laser: CDRH on internal laser product
Laser Safety
This unit employs a laser. Do not remove the cover or attempt to service this
device when connected due to the possibility of eye damage.
Laser-Sicherheit
In das Gerät ist ein Laser eingebaut. Nehmen Sie die Abdeckung nicht ab und
versuchen Sie nicht, das Gerät zu reparieren, solange es angeschlossen ist. Es
besteht die Gefahr einer Augenverletzung.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those
specified herein may result in hazardous laser radiation exposure.
WARNUNG
Die Vornahme von Regelungen oder Einstellungen oder die Durchführung von
Verfahren, die nicht in diesem Dokument angegeben sind, kann eine gefährliche
Einwirkung von Laserstrahlung zur Folge haben.
Contains: Class 1 Laser Product
Innehåller: Klass 1 Laserapparat
Sisältää: Luokan 1 Laserlaite
Enhält: Klasse 1 Laser-Produkt
DANGER: INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID DIRECT
EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
DANGER: RADIATIONS INVISIBLES DU LASER EN CAS D’OUVERTURE. EVITER
TOUT EXPOSITION DIRECTE AU FAISCEAU.
VORSICHT: UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG
GEÖFFNET. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
ADVARSEL: USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING. UNDGÅ UDS/ETTELSE
FOR STRÅLING.
ADVARSEL: USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES. UNNGÅ
EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING: OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD.
STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
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VARO! NÄKYMÄTÖN AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ
KATSO SÄTEESEN.
Laser
Type: Semiconductor laser GaAlAs
Wave length: 778~787 nm (at 25°C)
Output power: 2.5 mW (read), 35 mW (write)
Beam divergence: 60 degrees
FCC Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Parts 2 and 15, Class B Computer Peripherals:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference
(2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operations. This applies to all product options.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Colorado Personal Storage Solutions Division
800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, Colorado 80537, USA
Telephone 970-635-1500
November 2, 1998
Todd Hammel, Manufacturing Manager
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer’s Name:
Hewlett-Packard Company
Colorado Personal Storage Solutions Division
Manufacturer’s Address:
800 S. Taft Ave.
Loveland, Colorado 80537
declares that the product:
Product Name:
Product Number:
Product Options:
HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus 7500e, 7510e
C4413A, C4412A
All
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
EN60950: A4:1995
EN60825-1: 1994
Safety:
CISPR 22: 1993/EN 55022:1994 Class B
EN 50082-1:1992
IEC 801-2:1991 - 4kV CD, 8kV AD
IEC 801-3:1984 - 3V/m
IEC 801-4:1988
1kV Power Lines
0.5kV Signal Lines
ENV 50140:1993 - 3V/m
EN 61000-3-2: 1995 Class D
FCC Part 15 Class B
AS/NZS 3548: 1995
IEC 555-2
EMC:
Supplementary Information
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and
the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and carries the “CE” mark accordingly.
November, 2, 1998
Todd Hammel, Manufacturing Manager
European contact: Your local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or Hewlett-Packard GmbH,
Department HQ-TRE, Herrenberger Stra βe 130, D-71034 Böblingen (FAX: +49-7031-143143).
Federal Communications Commission R.F. Interference
Statement
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
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which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by
Hewlett-Packard could result in violation of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
To maintain compliance with FCC rules and regulations, use properly shielded
cables with this device.
Notice for Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les
limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le
règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le Ministère des
Communications du Canada.
Notice
Europe: This drive shall be installed only with an EN60950 (IEC950) approved
Power supply.
USA/Canada: This drive is for use only with IBM compatible UL listed personal
computers, weighing less than 18 kg.
User’s manual statement for VCCI class B product
Translation for VCCI class B product
This equipment is in the Class B category information technology equipment
based on the rules of Voluntary Control Council For Interference by Information
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Technology Equipment (VCCI). Although aimed for residential area operation,
radio interference may be caused when used near a radio or TV receiver.
Read the instructions for correct operation.
BAPT Statement
Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Europäischen EMC-Bestimmungen für die
Verwendung in folgender / folgenden Umgebung(en):
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Wohngegenden
Gewerbegebiete
Leichtindustriegebiete
(Diese Ausrüstung erfüllt die Bestimmungen der Norm EN55022, Klasse B.)
Korean RRL Statement
Copyright notice for Denmark:
VIGTIGT!
Copyright ved brug af CD-Writer 7500e, 7510e enheder
solgt i Danmark
I henhold til gældende dansk lov om ophavsret er det forbudt at foretage digital
kopiering af et digitalt værk. CD-RW brænderen må derfor IKKE anvendes til at
kopiere en musik-CD. CD-RW brænderen må desuden kun benyttes til at kopiere
et digitalt EDB-program, når en sådan kopiering tjener til at fremstille et
sikkerhedseksemplar af programmet eller hvor kopiering er nødvendig, for at
programmet kan anvendes efter dets formål. Hvis De selv har ophavsretten til
værket, har De også retten til at foretage digital kopiering med CD-RW brænderen.
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Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement
HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus Drive
DURATION OF LIMITED WARRANTY
Hardware - 1 year
Software - 90 days
1. HP warrants to you, the end-user customer, that HP hardware, accessories and
supplies will be free from defects in materials and workmanship after the date of
purchase, for the period specified above. If HP receives notice of such defects
during the warranty period, HP will, at its option, either repair or replace products
which prove to be defective. Replacement products may be either new or like-new.
2. HP warrants to you that HP software will not fail to execute its programming
instructions after the date of purchase, for the period specified above, due to
defects in material and workmanship when properly installed and used. If HP
receives notice of such defects during the warranty period, HP will replace
software media which does not execute its programming instructions due to such
defects.
3. HP does not warrant that the operation of HP products will be uninterrupted
or error free. If HP is unable, within a reasonable time, to repair or replace any
product to a condition as warranted, you will be entitled to a refund of the
purchase price upon prompt return of the product.
4. HP products may contain remanufactured parts equivalent to new in
performance or may have been subject to incidental use.
5. Warranty does not apply to defects resulting from (a) improper or inadequate
maintenance or calibration, (b) software, interfacing, parts or supplies not
supplied by HP, (c) unauthorized modification or misuse, (d) operation outside of
the published environmental specifications for the product, or (e) improper site
preparation or maintenance.
6. HP MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR CONDITION WHETHER
WRITTEN OR ORAL. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY,
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF
THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE. Some countries, states or provinces
do not allow limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, so the above
limitation or exclusion might not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights and you might also have other rights that vary from country to
country, state to state, or province to province.
7. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE REMEDIES IN THIS
WARRANTY STATEMENT ARE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. EXCEPT
AS INDICATED ABOVE, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE
FOR LOSS OF DATA OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
(INCLUDING LOST PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED
IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE. Some countries, States or provinces do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
FOR CONSUMER TRANSACTIONS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: THE
WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND ARE IN
ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE
SALE OF THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
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HEWLETT-PACKARD YEAR 2000 WARRANTY
FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED THROUGH RESELLERS
Subject to all of the terms and limitations of the HP Limited Warranty Statement
provided with this HP Product, HP warrants that this HP Product will be able to
accurately process date data (including, but not limited to, calculating, comparing,
and sequencing) from, into, and between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries,
and the years 1999 and 2000, including leap year calculations, when used in
accordance with the Product documentation provided by HP (including any
instructions for installing patches or upgrades), provided that all other products
(e.g. hardware, software, firmware) used in combination with such HP Product(s)
properly exchange date data with it. The duration of the Year 2000 warranty
extends through January 31, 2001.
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HP Software License Agreement
ATTENTION: USE OF THE SOFTWARE IS SUBJECT TO THE HP SOFTWARE
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LICENSE TERMS, YOU MAY RETURN THE SOFTWARE FOR A FULL REFUND. IF
THE SOFTWARE IS BUNDLED WITH ANOTHER PRODUCT, YOU MAY RETURN
THE ENTIRE UNUSED PRODUCT FOR A FULL REFUND.
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agreement for the product involved
Chapter 1: Connecting CDWriter Plus and Installing
Software
Chapter 1:
Connecting CD-Writer
Plus and Installing
Software
What’s in Your Package
Make sure you have the items shown below. (Keep the packaging in case
you need to transport the CD-Writer Plus drive.)
Software installation CDs
User’s
Guide
Blank
Recordable
CD
Power
supply
HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus
drive
Power
cord
Audio
cable
Driver
installation diskette
Data cable
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1-2
Connecting CD-Writer
Connecting CD-Writer
CAUTION: The CD-Writer Plus drive contains sensitive, high-precision optical
equipment. Dropping or shaking the CD-Writer Plus drive may cause damage
to these sensitive components. Please be careful when handling your drive.
NOTE: Refer to the manual that came with your computer if you need more
information than what is provided here.
WARNING: DO NOT, under any circumstances, open the external CD-Writer
Plus drive’s case. If you suspect problems with your drive, service must be
performed by a certified HP technician. See ”Appendix B: Customer Support”.
1. Shutdown Windows and turn OFF your computer.
NOTE: The CD-Writer Plus drive can be used with laptops, desktops, and
towers that meet “Minimum System Requirements” on page A-1.
2. Connect one end of the power cord into the power supply and the other
end to a wall outlet or power strip. (The power plug and outlet may look
different in your country.)
To CD-Writer Plus drive
Green light
Power cord
Power supply
1-3
3. Connect the power supply to the power connector on the back of the
CD-Writer Plus drive, with the arrow on the cable facing up.
To power supply
(arrow up)
Power connector
Check that you have power to the CD-Writer Plus drive by opening and
closing the CD tray by pressing the eject button.
NOTE: There is no power switch on the CD-Writer Plus drive or power supply.
The energy-efficient power supply automatically switches into power-saving
mode when the drive is not in use, and may be safely left plugged in at all
times. However, you may safely unplug the power supply without causing
damage to the CD-Writer Plus drive.
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Connecting CD-Writer
4. Locate the parallel port (printer port) connector on your computer.
If you are having trouble finding the parallel port connector, your printer
may already be attached to it. The CD-Writer Plus drive can share the
parallel port with your printer.
Parallel ports have
receptacles for 25
pins.
Select an available parallel port.
TIP: Your CD-Writer Plus drive can share
a parallel port with a printer.
If the CD-Writer Plus drive and your printer will share the parallel port,
go to the next step.
If the CD-Writer Plus drive will not share the parallel port with your
printer, proceed to step 6.
5. If you have a printer cable attached to the computer’s parallel port,
disconnect it from the computer and plug it into the CD-Writer Plus
drive’s connector that is closest to the power cord connector.
Printer connector
Secure the connector
by tightening the
retaining screws.
Printer’s data cable
(If a printer is sharing the
parallel port with the CDWriter drive.)
Power cord connector
CAUTION: Do not plug any device other than a printer into the CD-Writer Plus
drive’s printer connector.
NOTE: If your printer is attached to the CD-Writer Plus drive, printing
documents while using the rewritable CD drive (for example, playing audio
CDs, writing to disc) will yield unpredictable results and is not a supported
function. This is because the printer and CD-Writer Plus drive are sharing the
same data cable.
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Connecting CD-Writer
6. Attach the CD-Writer Plus drive’s data cable to your computer’s 25-pin
parallel port connector and hand tighten the retaining screws.
Attach the data cable’s remaining connector to the rewritable drive and
secure it by tightening the retaining screws.
Attach this end to the
computer’s parallel port.
Attach this end to the CDWriter Plus drive.
CD-Writer Plus drive’s data cable
7. Connecting the audio cable is OPTIONAL. If you do not wish to use it, go
to step 10.
The audio cable is used only for hearing music CDs through your
computer’s sound system. If you do not have a sound board in your
computer, you can still hear music CDs through speakers or earphones
attached to the front of the CD-Writer Plus drive.
NOTE: When the CD-Writer Plus drive records music or data, it uses the data
cable, not the audio cable.
8. If you have a sound board, connect the audio cable to a LINE IN audio
connector on the back of your computer. (Your sound board may be
labeled differently.)
9. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the audio connector on the
back of the CD-Writer Plus drive.
LINE IN connector on
sound board (Your sound
board may be labeled
differently.)
Audio connector
Audio cable
(optional)
10. Plug in and turn ON your computer.
11. You are now ready to install the parallel port drivers and the application
software. (See “Installing the Software for Windows 95/98, or Windows
NT 4.0” on page 1-8.)
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Connecting CD-Writer
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If You Have Problems
If You Have Problems
After connecting your CD-Writer Plus drive and turning on your
computer, the computer should start (boot) as it normally does. If it does
not, check the following items:
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Is the computer power plugged in?
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Is each device plugged in and turned on?
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Are all cables properly plugged into the back of your computer and
the CD-Writer Plus drive?
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Try turning off your computer. Wait at least 20 seconds before turning
it back on.
Installing the Software for Windows
95/98, or Windows NT 4.0
After the CD-Writer Plus drive is attached to your computer, you are
ready to install the application software.
If your computer DOES have a CD-ROM drive:
1. Insert the CD labeled “Software Disc 1” into your CD-ROM drive (not the
CD-Writer Plus drive). The main menu appears:
Click the
Install CDWriter Plus
icon
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If the main menu does not appear automatically, click on the Start
button on the task bar, select Run, type D:\SETUP (where D: is your CD
drive’s letter), then click on OK.
2. Click on the Install CD-Writer Plus icon. Follow the instructions on the
screen.
If your computer DOES NOT have a CD-ROM drive:
1. To get your CD-Writer Plus started right away, insert the diskette labeled
Driver Installation into your floppy drive.
2. Click the Start button on the task bar, select Run.
3. Type A:\SETUP (where A: is your floppy drive’s letter), and press ENTER.
The parallel port driver files are installed. This may take several minutes
and your mouse cursor will not move.
4. If prompted to do so, reboot your computer.
5. Insert the CD labeled “Software Disc 1” into your new CD-Writer Plus
drive.
If the main menu does not appear automatically, click on the Start
button on the task bar, select Run, type D:\SETUP (where D: is your CD
drive’s letter), then click on OK.
6. Click on the Install CD-Writer Plus icon. Follow the instructions on the
screen.
If You Have Problems
Things to Try First
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Make sure the computer and each device is plugged in and turned on.
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Does your computer meet the minimum system requirements listed
in “Minimum System Requirements” on page A-1?
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Turn off the computer’s power, wait 20 seconds, then turn it on again.
Unplug the CD-Writer Plus drive and plug it in again. (This is called
cycling power.)
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If You Have Problems
■
Disconnect all the cables, look for and straighten any pins, and then
reconnect the cables. Sometimes just reconnecting a cable aligns it
correctly or adjusts the pin connections, fixing a faulty connection.
■
Check the list of known compatibility problems (on page 3-7) and in
the Readme file.
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Make sure that there is no switch box anywhere in the CD-Writer Plus
drive’s cabling configuration.
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If you have a printer connected to the CD-Writer Plus drive, check to
see if your computer can detect the CD-Writer Plus drive when the
printer is disconnected.
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Check to make sure that your parallel port is truly configured as either
EPP or ECP. Check the manual that came with your computer to find
out how.
Check for a conflict with the parallel port (some other device
using the same IRQ or I/O as the parallel port).
In Windows 95 or Windows 98, to find out if there is a conflict:
- Right-click on the My Computer icon
- Select Properties
- Select the Device Manager tab:
Under the heading SCSI Controllers, find Shuttle EPAT
External ATAPI Adapter, and select Properties
AND
Under the heading Ports, find Printer Port, and select
Properties
If you see a yellow exclamation mark to the left of this line,
you do have a conflict. Determine which other device is
using the same settings as your parallel port and change
the settings on the other device.
If you discover you do have a conflict, to find out which device is in
conflict:
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In Windows 95 or Windows 98, right-click on the My Computer icon,
select Properties, select the Device Manager tab, double-click on the
computer icon to see a list of which device is using each resource
setting on your computer.
Error message when I double-click on the CD-Writer Plus
drive’s icon
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There is no CD in the CD-Writer Plus drive; insert a CD and try again.
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After inserting a CD, you need to wait a moment to let the CD-Writer
Plus drive read the disc information (wait until the light on the front
of the drive stops flashing and stays green), then click on the CDWriter Plus drive’s icon again.
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The CD may be in the tray upside-down or a little off-center; try
reinserting the CD. The label should be facing up.
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You are trying to read from a blank recordable CD. Try again after
copying some information to the CD.
In Windows Explorer, unable to see the CD label or all the
sessions/files on the CD
Refresh the screen. Select the My Computer icon in Windows Explorer
and press F5.
Printer no longer works after connecting the CD-Writer Plus
drive
Problems printing a file
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See “Check for a conflict with the parallel port (some other device using the
same IRQ or I/O as the parallel port).” on page 1-10. For example, a
sound board or fax/modem board may be using the same IRQ. If you
discover conflicts, change the IRQ setting on the other device. Refer
to the manuals that came with your computer and other devices for
instructions.
■
If your printer is attached to the CD-Writer Plus drive, printing
documents while using the rewritable CD drive (for example, playing
audio CDs, writing to disc) will yield unpredictable results and is not
a supported function. This is because the printer and CD-Writer Plus
drive are sharing the same data cable.
System does not recognize the CD-Writer Plus drive
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In Windows 95 or Windows 98 simply click on the Connect or
Disconnect external drive icon on your desktop.
Select Shuttle EPAT External ATAPI Adapter, then click Disconnect.
Restart your computer, or shut it down and then turn it on again.
Watch for the green light on the front of the CD-Writer Plus drive to
blink as the computer boots up
Select Shuttle EPAT External ATAPI Adapter, then click Connect.
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Uninstalling the Software Programs
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Make sure the CD-Writer Plus drive’s cables are connected properly.
■
See “Check for a conflict with the parallel port (some other device using the
same IRQ or I/O as the parallel port).” on page 1-10. For example, a
sound board or fax/modem board may be using the same IRQ. If you
discover a conflict(s), change the setting on the other device. Refer to
the manuals that came with your computer and other devices for
instructions.
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The power supply should have a steady green light when connected
at both ends. If it is flashing, try a different power outlet. If it is still
flashing the power supply could be damaged.
Uninstalling the Software Programs
You can remove all of CD-Writer Plus’s programs or individual programs.
CAUTION: If you want to reinstall the CD-Writer Plus drive’s software, first be
sure to uninstall the original software.
1. Click the Start button.
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Point to Programs.
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Point to HP CD-Writer Plus.
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Point to Tools & Information.
■
Point to Utilities.
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Click Uninstall.
2. Select the CD-Writer Plus drive’s program(s) that you wish to remove.
3. Click the Finish button.
The software is removed, including all related entries in your system
registry.
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Moving CD-Writer Plus to Another
Computer
CAUTION: The CD-Writer Plus contains sensitive, high-precision optical
equipment. Dropping or shaking the CD-Writer Plus may cause damage to
these sensitive components. Please be careful when handling your drive.
You can disconnect the CD-Writer Plus drive and move it to another
computer, as long as the other computer meets the “Minimum System
Requirements” on page A-1.
The CD-Writer Plus drive can be used by only one computer at a time. Do
not try to use the CD-Writer Plus drive on more than one machine by
attaching it to a switch box.
To disconnect the CD-Writer Plus drive:
1. In Windows NT, go to step 2.
In Windows 95 or Windows 98, click on the Connect or Disconnect
external drive icon on the desktop.
Select Shuttle EPAT External ATAPI Adapter, then click Disconnect.
2. Unplug the CD-Writer Plus’s power supply from the outlet or power strip.
(The power plug and outlet may look different in your country.)
Power supply
NOTE: There is no power switch on the CD-Writer Plus drive or power supply.
You may safely unplug the power supply without damage to the CD-Writer Plus
drive.
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Moving CD-Writer Plus to Another Computer
3. Disconnect the CD-Writer Plus data cable and audio cable (if any) from
the back of the computer.
Data cable
4. Disconnect the printer cable (if any)
from your CD-Writer Plus drive and
reconnect it to the printer port on the
back of your computer (other cables
not shown but still attached).
5. You are ready to connect the CDWriter Plus drive to another computer.
To connect the CD-Writer Plus drive to another computer:
1. Follow the directions for “Connecting CD-Writer” on page 1-2.
2. The first time you attach the CD-Writer Plus drive to this computer,
follow the directions in “Installing the Software for Windows 95/98, or
Windows NT 4.0” on page 1-8.
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Each additional time, after connecting all the cables:
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In Windows NT, reboot your computer.
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In Windows 95 or Windows 98, simply click on the Connect or
Disconnect external drive icon on your desktop.
Select Shuttle EPAT External ATAPI Adapter, then click Connect.
Chapter 1: Connecting CDWriter Plus and Installing
Software
Moving CD-Writer Plus to Another Computer
This chapter describes how to use, purchase, and care for CDs; how to
take care of your drive; and how to find out its drive letter.
Using CDs
Inserting a CD
1. Press the eject button on the CD-Writer Plus front panel.
2. Set the CD in the tray with the labeled side up.
Eject button
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Chapter 2: Using Your CDWriter Plus
Chapter 2:
Using Your CD-Writer
Plus
2-2
Using CDs
3. Press the eject button again or push gently on the front of the tray to
shut the tray.
When you access the CD-Writer Plus drive from within a program, you
should be able to read the files on the inserted CD. If you have problems:
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The CD may be in the tray upside-down or a little off-center; try
reinserting the CD. The label should be facing up.
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After inserting a CD, you need to wait a moment to let the CD-Writer
Plus drive read the disc information (wait until the light on the front
of the drive stops flashing and stays green), then click on the CDWriter Plus drive’s icon again.
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Are you trying to read from a blank recordable CD? Try again after
copying some information to the CD.
Removing a CD
1. Press the eject button on the CD-Writer Plus front panel.
2. Remove the CD from the tray.
3. Press the eject button again or push gently on the front of the tray to
shut the front panel.
Choosing CDs for Your CD-Writer
For best results, use Hewlett-Packard CD-RW (ReWritable) or CD-R
(Recordable or write-once) media, available from your local vendor.
When to Use CD-RW
Ideas for using CD-RW (ReWritable) discs which can only be used in CDReWritable drives or newer MultiRead CD-ROMs:
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Use as if it were a large-capacity floppy disk
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Copy your important files each week
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Free up disk space on your hard drive
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Transport files to and from work/home
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Create personalized presentations
Using CDs
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2-3
E-mail storage
For information on sharing CD-RW discs with others, see “Using CD-RW
Discs” on page 4-1.
When to Use CD-R
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Permanently save large project files
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Share non-editable presentations
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Permanently store home records
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Share memories with family and friends
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Copy your music onto CD for personal use
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Permanently archive files
Purchase HP CD-RW (ReWritable) media
Available from your local vendor, these CDs can be recorded or read in
CD-ReWritable drives and read in newer MultiRead CD-ROMs.
Purchase HP CD-R (Recordable or write-once) media
Available from your local vendor, these CDs can be read by most CDROM, CD-Recordable, and CD-ReWritable drives. (Use this type of media
if you want to listen to your music CDs in a stereo.)
CD Care and Other Tips
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Protect recording surfaces from scratches, fingerprints, and dirt.
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Hold CDs by the outer edge or by the center hole.
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You can clean a CD with a soft, dry cloth. Commercial CD cleaner or
ethyl alcohol can also be used
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Write by hand only on the “white” premarked label side using an oil
based felt tip marker. Do not use a ballpoint pen.
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Do not leave a CD in direct sunlight or in a hot, humid location.
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If you lose power while writing to your CD (the CD-Writer Plus drive's
red light is on) OR if you exit an application or press CTRL-ALT-DEL
Chapter 2: Using Your CDWriter Plus
Ideas for using CD-R (Recordable or write-once) discs which can be read
in most CD-ROM or CD-Recordable drives:
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Maintenance
while writing to CD, you may be able to salvage your CD, but ONLY if
you:
1.
2.
3.
4.
LEAVE YOUR CD IN THE DRIVE, DO NOT OPEN THE CD TRAY
Turn your machine off
Turn it back on
Then re-enter the application you were using
Once the application tries to access the CD-Writer Plus drive, the
recovery operation will make it appear that the last session is there.
However, in reality, only a part of the CD's directory may be there. Your
recordable CD is still usable if you can read the directory. Repeat the
entire copy operation to make sure that your files are copied to the
recordable or ReWritable CD.
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Do not mix audio and data files on the same CD, since they require
different formats, unless you are creating Mixed Mode or CD-Extra
CDs. For more information on Mixed Mode and CD-Extra CDs, see
the Easy-CD Creator online help.
Maintenance
The CD-Writer Plus drive requires no maintenance or cleaning. If you
simply keep your CDs clean, you will prevent most problems.
CAUTION: DO NOT use the CD-ROM cleaning CDs that rely on a small brush
to sweep dirt off the laser. DO NOT use high-pressure air to clean the inside of
the drive. These cleaning techniques will damage the CD-Writer Plus drive.
Identifying CD-Writer Plus’s Drive Letter
Not sure which drive letter was assigned to the CD-Writer Plus
drive?
The CD-Writer Plus drive has a drive icon just like a CD-ROM drive icon.
You can determine which icon is your CD-ROM drive and which icon is
your CD-Writer Plus drive by double-clicking on the My Computer icon,
right-clicking on the CD drive icon, and selecting Eject.
Chapter 3:
Problem Solving
Read this section if you run into trouble with your CD-Writer Plus drive.
If after reviewing the section you need further assistance, call the phone
numbers listed in “Appendix B: Customer Support”
Things to Try First
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Does your computer meet the minimum system requirements
(see“Minimum System Requirements” on page A-1 )?
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Make sure your computer and CD-Writer Plus drive are plugged in
and that each device attached to your computer is turned on.
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Turn off the computer’s power, unplug the CD-Writer Plus drive, and
wait 20 seconds. Then plug in the CD-Writer Plus drive and turn on
your computer. (This is called cycling power.)
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Disconnect all the cables and then reconnect them. Sometimes just
reconnecting a cable aligns it correctly or adjusts the pin connections,
fixing a faulty connection. (Check for bent pins on the connectors
and straighten them.)
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Make sure that you are using the right type of CD. See “Choosing CDs
for Your CD-Writer” on page 2-2.
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Try the operation with a different CD.
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Check the list of known compatibility problems (page 3-7) and in the
Readme file.
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Chapter 3: Problem Solving
Gather the information on page B-1 before calling for help. Having this
information ready will greatly facilitate your call.
3-2
Common Symptoms and Solutions
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If your computer has a power-management feature, disable it (see the
manual that came with your computer).
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If your system is running printer status monitor software, disable it
(page 3-7).
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Make sure that you are not attaching a parallel port switch box
anywhere in the CD-Writer Plus drive’s cabling configuration.
Common Symptoms and Solutions
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Not sure which drive letter was assigned to the CD-Writer Plus drive?
(See “Identifying CD-Writer Plus’s Drive Letter” on page 2-4.)
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Error message when I double-click on the CD-Writer Plus drive’s icon
(see page 1-10)
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In Windows Explorer, unable to see the CD label or all the sessions/
files on the CD (see page 1-11)
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Printer no longer works after connecting the CD-Writer Plus drive (see
page 1-11)
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Problems printing a file (see page 1-11)
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System does not recognize the CD-Writer Plus drive (see page 1-11)
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Copying directly from one CD to another doesn’t work. (see page 3-3)
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Audio sounds poor (see page 3-3)
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Video is choppy (see page 3-4)
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Buffer underrun error messages (see page 3-4)
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Unable to read a second session reading from a CD-ROM drive (see
page 3-5)
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Applications cannot find your CD in the CD-Writer Plus drive (see
page 3-6)
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Lost power to your computer or had to press CTRL-ALT-DEL while
writing to the CD! (see page 3-6)
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Hard Drive Compression Software (see page 3-7)
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Achieving optimal performance (see page 3-7)
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Printer Status Monitor Software (see page 3-7)
Common Symptoms and Solutions
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Known Compatibility Problems (see page 3-7)
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Finding the CD-Writer Plus driver files. (see page 3-8)
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Copying directly from one CD to another doesn’t work.
WARNING: Only reproduce material for which you own the copyright or have
obtained permission to copy from the copyright owner. Unless you own the
copyright or have permission to copy from the copyright owner, you may be
violating copyright law and be subject to payment of damages and other
remedies. If you are uncertain about your rights, contact your legal advisor.
Some CD-ROMs will not allow direct copying to the CD-Writer Plus
drive or are not capable of digital audio extraction.
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You must have either a SCSI 2 CD-ROM drive (see the drive’s guide for
information) or a supported ATAPI CD-ROM drive as your source.
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Some CDs have a copy prevention feature or other features that do
not allow a CD-to-CD copy.
Audio sounds poor
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If your printer is attached to the CD-Writer Plus drive, printing
documents while playing audio CDs will yield unpredictable results
and is not a supported CD-Writer Plus drive function. This is because
the printer and CD-Writer Plus drive are sharing the same data cable.
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Make sure the audio connectors are completely plugged in to the back
of the CD-Writer Plus drive and the LINE IN connector of the sound
card on the back of the computer. (Your sound board may be labeled
differently.)
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Verify that you do not have a sound-muting feature turned on, by
way of the monitor or software.
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Check the sound coming from the CD-Writer Plus drive by plugging
earphones or speakers to the audio connector on the front of the CDWriter Plus drive. If the sound quality is good, the problem is
probably with the sound board, speakers, or audio cable. Refer to the
documentation that came with your sound board and speakers for
help. If you are not already doing so, try using the audio cable that
came with the CD-Writer Plus drive.
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Try listening to the wave files on your hard drive to see if they
sounded poor before copying them to CD. (You can use the Media
Player program found under Multimedia in Windows’ Accessories.)
Chapter 3: Problem Solving
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3-4
Common Symptoms and Solutions
Video is choppy
This can be caused by the same situations that cause buffer underruns.
This can also happen if your video card is slow. Try the following:
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Try the solutions for buffer underruns (page 3-4).
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Reduce the size of the video window and close any other programs
that are running.
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If the previous suggestions don’t work you may want to consider
upgrading your video card.
Buffer underrun error messages
CD recordable devices require an uninterrupted data stream from the
hard drive in order to write successfully to a CD. A buffer underrun
message appears when for some reason the data stream is interrupted.
This can occur, for example, if another application interrupts the writing
process, or if the CD-Writer Plus drive’s write speed is set too high for the
speed at which the hard drive can accesses and transfer data.
When using Easy-CD Creator or CD Copier:
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Make sure you use the Test option in the software to ensure that the
write speed is appropriate for your computer. For more information
see the application’s online help.
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Make sure your system meets the minimum system requirements
(page A-1).
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Buffer underrun may be caused by hard drive compression software
(page 3-7).
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NEVER write to the recordable CD while other applications are
running that could interrupt the writing-to-CD process. Log off any
networks, disable any fax modem, email, screen saver, or other
programs (such as TSRs, terminate-and-stay-resident programs) that
may automatically send messages to your computer while writing
data to the CD. If the interruption is long enough, you could ruin a
write-once CD to which you are writing.
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Exit any other programs while writing data to the CD.
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If your computer has a power-management feature, disable it (see the
manual that came with your computer).
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Run SCANDISK.EXE and DEFRAG.EXE periodically on your hard
drive (see your Windows manual for more information). These
Common Symptoms and Solutions
3-5
programs improve access times to the hard drive, which will help
improve system performance while writing to and reading from the
CD-Writer Plus drive.
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A small number of older hard drives are designed with a built-in
interrupt loop that may cause a buffer underrun. If you are unable to
resolve buffer underruns by any other means, contact your hard drive
manufacturer to find out if this is the case for your hard drive.
Buffer underruns could also be caused by an unsupported parallel port
(standard mode SPP). See “Minimum System Requirements” on page A1. Try the following:
Write data to the CD at 1x speed if you are given the choice within
the software.
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Disable any printer status monitor software (page 3-7).
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Change the parallel port settings to EPP or ECP in CMOS, if your
computer can support the change. See the manual that came with
your computer to find out how.
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If the previous suggestions don’t work you may want to consider
installing a new EPP or ECP parallel port card.
Unable to read a second session reading from a CD-ROM drive
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Eject the CD and reinsert it.
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Refresh the screen. Select the My Computer icon in Windows
Explorer and press F5.
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CD-RW (ReWritable) discs can only be used in CD-ReWritable drives
or newer MultiRead CD-ROMs.
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If you are trying to read your CD from Windows 3.x: Multi-session CDs
created with Direct CD cannot be read in DOS or Windows 3.x. If
your multi-session CD was created using some other program, verify
that you are using version 2.23 of the MSCDEX.EXE file. First, restart
your computer and when you see “Starting MS-DOS...” appear on
your monitor, press F8. Each line in your CONFIG.SYS and
AUTOEXEC.BAT file will load one at a time. Press “Y” until you see a
line containing “MSCDEX.EXE”. Then press “Y” and the version
number of your MSCDEX file will display. The number must be 2.23
or greater. Call Microsoft for an updated file if you need it.
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See if the CD-Writer Plus drive or other CD-ROM drives can read the
CD. If so, the problem is probably with the CD-ROM drive. Contact
the manufacturer of this drive for updated drivers.
Chapter 3: Problem Solving
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Common Symptoms and Solutions
Applications cannot find your CD in the CD-Writer Plus drive
Some programs (CD-ROM games, etc.) look only for the first logical drive
letter assigned to a CD-ROM drive or CD-Writer Plus drive. For example,
if your CD-ROM drive is assigned drive D:\ and the CD-Writer Plus drive
is assigned drive E:\, the program is looking for the CD only in drive D:\
and will not see the CD in drive E:\. If you want to use the CD-Writer
Plus drive for these types of programs, reassign the drive letters, making
the CD-Writer Plus drive come before the CD-ROM drive, as follows:
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In Windows 95 or Windows 98, display the Device Manager and
double-click on CDROM. Double-click on the CD-ROM drive, and
then click on the Settings tab. Under Reserved drive letters, select the
drive letter after the existing letter (for both start and end drive letter)
and click on OK. Then double-click on the CD-Writer Plus drive, and
then click on the Settings tab. Under Reserved drive letters, select the
drive letter before the current one and click on OK.
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In Windows NT, click on Start/Programs/Administrative
Tools(common). Choose Disk Administrator. Right-click on the
drive letter you wish to change. Select Assign Drive Letter. Change
the drive letter.
Lost power to your computer or had to press CTRL-ALT-DEL
while writing to the CD!
If you lose power while writing to your CD (the CD-Writer Plus drive's
red light is on) OR If you exit an application or press CTRL-ALT-DEL
while writing to CD...
You may be able to salvage your CD, but ONLY if you:
1.
2.
3.
4.
LEAVE YOUR CD IN THE DRIVE, DO NOT OPEN THE DISC TRAY
Turn your machine off
Turn it back on
Then re-enter the application you were using
Once the application tries to access the CD-Writer Plus drive, the
recovery operation will make it appear that the last session is there.
However, in reality, only a part of the CD's directory may be there. Your
recordable CD is still usable if you can read the directory. Repeat the
entire copy operation to make sure that your files are copied to the
recordable or ReWritable CD.
Common Symptoms and Solutions
3-7
Hard Drive Compression Software
We do not recommend using hard drive compression software. If you use
hard drive compression software, it estimates free hard drive space based
upon a compression ratio (often user selectable). Programs may check
your hard drive for space needed and may think you have the necessary
free space. However, depending on the type of files you are copying, you
may in fact not have enough hard drive space.
Achieving optimal performance
Run SCANDISK.EXE and DEFRAG.EXE on your hard drive before using
your CD-Writer Plus drive for the first time (see your Windows manual
for more information). Then run them periodically after that. These
programs improve access times to the hard drive, which will help
improve system performance while writing to and reading from the CDWriter Plus drive.
NOTE: This is only an issue if your printer is connected to the back of the CDWriter Plus drive.
If your printer came with a program that notifies you about the status of
the printer (such as when it is out of paper), this printer status monitor
software might cause problems. The printer status monitor software checks
the status of your printer every few seconds. If this happens while you are
writing data to your recordable CD, it will cause data corruption. Turn off
the printer status monitor software to prevent this problem. Check the
information that came with your printer to find out how to do this.
Known Compatibility Problems
■
Check the Readme file that came with the CD-Writer Plus drive for
additional information. Click on Start, then point to Programs, HP
CD-Writer Plus, Tools and Information, User Reference then click
README.TXT.
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Check the HP web site listed on page B-4 for the most recent
information.
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Printers in General
If your printer came with a program that notifies you about the status
of the printer (such as when it is out of paper), this printer status
monitor software might cause problems. The printer status monitor
software checks the status of your printer every few seconds. If this
happens while you are writing data to your recordable CD with the
Chapter 3: Problem Solving
Printer Status Monitor Software
3-8
Common Symptoms and Solutions
Easy-CD Audio or CD Copier software, it will cause data corruption.
Turn off the printer status monitor software to prevent this problem.
Check the information that came with your printer to find out how
to do this.
Finding the CD-Writer Plus driver files.
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In Window 95/98, the following file is needed for your CD-Writer Plus
drive to work successfully attached to a parallel port:
EPATAP9X.MPD (mini port driver file)
This file will be copied from Software Disc 1 during installation and
located in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IOSUBSYS\ directory.
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In Window NT, the following files are needed for your CD-Writer Plus
drive to work successfully attached to a parallel port:
EPATAPNT.MPD (mini port driver file)
SHARSHTL.SYS (printer driver support file)
These files will be copied from Software Disc 1 during installation and
located in the \WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ directory.
Chapter 4:
Sharing Your CDs
How you write your data to CD and the type of CDs that you use will
determine who else can read the data from your discs. This chapter
briefly explains some of the options you have in creating CDs that can be
shared with others using different computer and CD setups.
Varying Formats
CD technology has progressed rapidly over the last few years from CDROM to writable CD, and on to the technology you now own in your
rewritable CD-Writer Plus. One of the results of these developments is
that data can be written in several formats and on different types of CDs.
Using CD-RW Discs
When should I use CD-RW discs?
CD-RW media is the ideal solution if you need more storage space on
your computer. Your CD-Writer Plus drive, coupled with CD-RW media,
can function as an extension of your hard drive.You can write, erase, and
rewrite data easily from applications and from the Windows Explorer.
Use CD-RW media:
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To save work in progress like presentations, documents, etc.
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Make weekly archives of files on your hard drive.
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Shuttle files between the office and home if you have a CD-Writer
Plus at each location, or have an external CD-Writer Plus to use on
both computers.
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Chapter 4: Sharing Your CDs
Sharing CDs across Different Formats
4-2
Sharing CDs across Different Formats
Can I share a CD-RW disc?
Yes. You can share a CD-RW disc directly with someone owning another
CD-RW drive or with someone that has a MultiRead CD-ROM drive and
UDF reader software. MultiRead CD-ROM drives are a recent innovation
to CD-ROM technology, so while not all CD-ROMs are MultiRead, they
are available to users world wide.
Can I make a diskette with UDF reader software for someone
that has a MultiRead CD-ROM?
The instructions below will show you how to copy the Adaptec DirectCD
(UDF) Reader onto a diskette. When you have finished you will be able to
install the UDF reader onto computers with MultiRead CD-ROMs where
you want to read your CD-RW discs.
To copy the Adaptec DirectCD (UDF) Reader to a diskette:
1. Insert “Software Disc 1” into the CD-ROM drive. A menu will appear.
2. From the menu, click Explore the CD.
3. Double-click the CopyDisk folder and then double-click Copydisk.
4. Select the Adaptec DirectCD Reader option and follow the instructions.
How do I know if a CD-ROM is MultiRead?
Look for the MultiRead certification logo on the CD-ROM’s packaging or
users guide. The drive will be described as MultiRead certified or will list
CD-RW as supported media. You can also put a CD-RW disc in your CDROM and see if it can read it.
What if I want to share with users that have standard CD-ROM
drives? (In Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0)
In general, you must copy your information to a CD-R disc to share it
with users that have standard CD-ROM drives. To accomplish this:
1. Insert your CD-RW disc in your CD-Writer Plus drive.
2. Copy all the information from the CD-RW disc to a unique location on
your hard drive.
3. Replace the CD-RW disc in your CD-Writer Plus with a blank CD-R disc.
4. Copy the information from your hard drive to the CD-R media using
DirectCD.
Sharing CDs across Different Formats
4-3
5. When you eject the disc, DirectCD prompts you to either leave the disc
as it is, or organize the disc so it can be read in most standard CD-ROM
drives. Select the option to organize the CD so it can be read in most
standard CD-ROM drives.
NOTE: For additional information on sharing CDs with Windows 3.x and
DOS users, see “CD-R discs created with DirectCD.” on page 4-3.
Can I play an audio disc I made on a CD-RW disc in my car or
home CD player?
Probably not. Most car and home CD players are not capable of reading
information off of CD-RW media. You must record your audio on CD-R
discs to play them on most conventional CD players. There are however
some newly released auto and home CD players that can read the CD-RW
media.
Using CD-R Discs
When should I use CD-R discs?
The data you put on a CD-R can’t be erased. Use CD-R discs:
When you want to protect your data so that it cannot be erased
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If you want to share your CD with users that have standard CD-ROM
drives
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For audio CDs
Can I automatically share a CD-R with anyone?
Not necessarily. The software application you use will determine with
whom you can easily share the CD.
CD-R discs created with DirectCD.
Use DirectCD when you want to create data CDs to use on your own
computer. For instructions on how to use DirectCD go to “Making Data
CDs to Use on Your Own Computer” on page 5-1.
When you eject the disc from the drive, DirectCD will prompt you to
either leave the disc as it is so you can add more data later, or organize it
so it can be read in most standard CD-ROM drives under Windows 95 or
Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3. If you intend to share the disc with other
users, then you must select the option to organize it so it can be read in
most standard CD-ROMs.
Chapter 4: Sharing Your CDs
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Sharing CDs across Different Formats
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Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0. Your CD-R
organized to be read in most standard CD-ROMs is now ready to be
shared with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 users.
There may be some CD-ROMs that can’t read the CD-R. If you have
problems try turning off the “Read Ahead” on your CD-ROM. Refer to
your operating system documentation on how to do this. Another
option is to use CD Copier to create a disc copy of your original CD-R
disc. A description of how to do this can be found in the section
“Making a Copy of a CD” on page 8-3.
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Windows 3.x and DOS. Your CD-R organized to be read in most
standard CD-ROMs under Windows 95 and Windows NT cannot
automatically be read in Windows 3.x or DOS. Some additional steps
are required if you want to share this disc with Windows 3.x or DOS
users. You will need to create a copy of your original CD-R disc on
another piece of CD-R media using the CD Copier application. This
will write a disc in the proper format for Windows 3.x and DOS users.
Follow the instructions given in the section “Making a Copy of a CD”
on page 8-3 to accomplish this task.
NOTE: CDs created with CD Copier will display long filenames when viewed in
Windows 95, 98, and NT. When viewed in Windows 3.x and DOS, file names
are shortened to the DOS standard of eight characters with a three-character
extension. Files and executables that expect a specific file name may not
function as anticipated in Windows 3.x and DOS.
CD-R discs created with Easy-CD Creator (Audio).
This application automatically writes the audio format understood by
millions of car and home CD players in existence today. You will be able
to share this disc with virtually any user.
CD-R discs created with Easy-CD Creator (Data).
Use Easy-CD Creator (Data) when you want to create data CDs you can
share with other users, for example if you want to send the CD to your
co-workers. For instructions on how to use Easy-CD Creator (Data) go to
“Making Data CDs to Use on Different Types of Computers” on page 5-6.
Easy-CD Creator is called a mastering application since, when used with
CD-R media, it is capable of directly writing discs using a format that can
be read by virtually all CD-ROM drives and operating systems
(Windows95, Windows NT, Windows 3.x, and DOS).
Sharing CDs across Different Formats
4-5
Interchange Summary
The following table is a brief summary of which CD drives can read discs
created with certain application/media combinations.
Application
used to make
a CD
DirectCD
Drives that can read the CD
CD-RW
MultiRead CD-ROM with UDF
reader
Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0
CD-R
(closed)
*Most CD-ROMs
Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0
CD-RW
MultiRead CD-ROM
CD-R
Any CD-ROM
Easy-CD
Creator
(Audio)
CD-RW
MultiRead CD-ROM
CD-R
Any CD-ROM, home or car CD
player
Easy-CD
Creator
(Data)
CD-RW
MultiRead CD-ROM
CD-R
Any CD-ROM
CD Copier
Your CD-ROM drive must be capable of reading packet-written CDs. Most CD-ROM drives
are packet tolerant. If you have problems, check your drive’s documentation or consult the
drive’s manufacturer.
Chapter 4: Sharing Your CDs
*
Type of CD
used
Chapter 5:
Making Data CDs
You can make data CDs with DirectCD™ and with Easy CD Creator™. You
can copy data to both CD-Recordable (CD-R) and CD-ReWritable
(CD-RW) discs. DirectCD and Easy CD Creator make data CDs in a
slightly different way for different purposes. The correct program is
launched automatically when you decide what kind of data CD you want
to make.
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If you want to make a data CD to use on your own computer, follow
the instructions in “Making Data CDs to Use on Your Own
Computer” below.
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If you want to make a data CD to use on your own computer or on
different types of computers (for example, computers running under
DOS or Windows 3.x) that do not have DirectCD, follow the
instructions in “Making Data CDs to Use on Different Types of
Computers” on page 5-6.
Making Data CDs to Use on Your Own
Computer
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Archive data and then remove it from your hard drive
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Back up the files on your hard drive
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Chapter 5: Making Data CDs
DirectCD enables you to write files directly to a CD-Recordable (CD-R) or
CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) disc, in much the same way you would write
them to a floppy diskette or a removable media drive. This is especially
handy for making data discs to use with your own computer. For
example, you might want to
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Transfer a large number of files from the computer you use at work to
the computer you use at home
NOTE: Other people may be able to read data discs you create with DirectCD
on their computers if their CD-related hardware and software is set up the same
as it is on your computer. However, it is more likely that your data discs will be
usable on other computers if you create them with Easy CD Creator, as
described in “Making Data CDs to Use on Different Types of Computers” on
page 5-6.
DirectCD lets you read and write files directly to your CD with any
software application that can read from and write to a drive letter. Some
examples include:
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Software applications such as Microsoft Word, when you use the
Save or Save As commands
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Windows Explorer, when you drag and drop files
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Windows 95®, Windows 98/NT, when you use the Send To
command
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MS-DOS, when you use command prompts from within
Windows 95/NT
DirectCD provides a file system based on UDF v1.5 specifications and
writes data to the CD-R or CD-RW disc using packet-writing technology.
This technology, together with the file system, gives you drive letter
access to your CD-Writer Plus. A DirectCD wizard guides you step-by-step
through the process of preparing and ejecting CD-R and CD-RW discs.
Preparing a Data CD
Follow these steps to start DirectCD and prepare a blank CD-R or CD-RW
disc for reading and writing data. (If you want to write more data to a
disc that you already formatted in DirectCD, see “Writing More Data to a
DirectCD Disc” on page 5-5.)
1. Start up your computer.
2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few
seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of
CD you wish to create.” (If the DirectCD Disc Ready window appears, the
disc has already been prepared, and you can start writing data to it.)
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NOTE: If no screen appears after about 15 seconds, the disc may not be blank,
or it may have an unreadable format. (See “Fixing an Unreadable Disc” on
page 5-6 for more information.) Or the “Auto insert notification” option may be
disabled (this applies to Windows 95 only). To check this, click Start, move the
mouse pointer over Settings, and click Control Panel. In Control Panel,
double-click System and select the Device Manager tab. Double-click the
CD-Writer Plus icon, then select the Settings tab. Click Auto insert
notification if it does not have a check mark next to it, and click OK. Click
OK on the System Properties dialog box. Then close the Control Panel.
3. Select the first option: Click here to create a data CD that will be
accessible through a drive letter, i.e. as you would use a floppy drive.
The Format Disc screen appears. If you are formatting a CD-R disc,
continue with the next step. If you are formatting a CD-RW disc, skip to
step #5.
4. If you are formatting a CD-R disc, click Next on the Format Disc screen
and skip to step #6.
5. If you are formatting a CD-RW disc, you can choose between two
formatting options. To do this, click the Advanced button that appears
on the Format Disc screen. When the next screen appears, select either
Fast Format or Full Format and click OK.
We recommend that you select HP fast format, which lets you start
writing to the CD-RW disc almost immediately while the disc is
formatted in the background. A Full Format requires you to wait about
an hour until the formatting is complete before you can write to the disc.
Click the Help button for more information about the formatting
options.
NOTE: Data is safe if you write it to the disc while HP fast format takes place
in the background. HP fast format will NOT overwrite this data, because the
data is written to sections of the disc that have already been formatted.
When the DirectCD Disc Ready window appears, the formatting is
complete.
NOTE: Formatted CD-RW discs have about 530 MB of available space, while
formatted CD-R discs can store up to 618 MB of data.
7. Click OK.
The DirectCD disc is ready for you to write data to it.
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6. When the Name Your Disc screen appears, type a name for the disc and
click Finish. Disc formatting begins.
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Writing Data to a DirectCD Disc
Once your CD is formatted as a DirectCD disc, you can write data to it in
several different ways:
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Drag and drop files from Windows Explorer onto the CD-Writer Plus
icon.
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Select Save As from a Windows 95 Windows 98/NT application File
menu and select the drive letter of your CD-Writer Plus.
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Use the Send To command.
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Use MS-DOS command prompts from a DOS window in
Windows 95/NT.
Ejecting a DirectCD Disc
DirectCD gives you various formatting options when you eject a
DirectCD disc from the CD-Writer Plus. The options depend on what
kind of disc DirectCD detects in the drive and how you want to use the
disc. To eject a DirectCD disc, follow these steps:
1. Push the eject button on the front of the CD-Writer Plus, or
Right-click on the CD icon
drop-down list box.
on the taskbar and select Eject from the
The Eject Disc screen appears.
2. Carefully read the text that appears on the screen and, if options are
presented, select the option you want.
3. Click Finish to eject the disc from the CD-Writer Plus.
NOTE: If you are using a CD-RW disc, see “Chapter 4: Sharing Your CDs” for
more information about making CDs readable on different types of computers.
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Writing More Data to a DirectCD Disc
If you previously formatted a blank disc for DirectCD use, you can add
more data to the disc until it is full. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Insert the DirectCD disc into your CD-Writer Plus.
2. Wait for the DirectCD Disc Ready window to appear. (If the Make Disc
Writable screen appears, simply follow the on-screen directions to make
the disc writable.)
3. Click OK and continue writing more data to the disc.
Erasing a DirectCD Disc
If you are using CD-RW discs in your CD-Writer Plus, you can actually
erase files from the disc and use the recovered space to write new files.
However, if you “delete” files from a CD-R disc, the files become invisible
to the file system (such as Windows Explorer) but the space they occupy
is not made available for other files. Thus, “deleting” files from a CD-R
disc will not increase the available free space on the disc.
To erase the contents on a DirectCD disc, follow these steps:
1. While in Windows Explorer, select the file(s) you want to erase.
2. Select Delete from the File menu.
3. Click Yes to confirm that you want to erase the files from the disc.
DirectCD erases the selected file(s) from the disc.
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Fixing an Unreadable Disc
If no window appears on the screen after about 15 seconds when you
insert a disc in the CD-Writer Plus, the disc may have an unreadable
format. DirectCD has a ScanDisc application that may be able to recover
data on the disc and allow you to write to it and read from it again.
Follow these steps to use ScanDisc:
1. Double-click the CD icon
on the right side of the Windows taskbar.
If the disc is unreadable, the ScanDisc window will appear.
2. Read the text in the window, then click the ScanDisc button.
3. Wait while ScanDisc repairs the disc. A message will appear on the screen
when ScanDisc is finished.
NOTE: You can also start ScanDisc through the Start menu. To do this, click
Start on the Windows taskbar. Move the mouse pointer over Programs, HP
CD-Writer Plus, Tools and Information, and Utilities. Then select ScanDisc.
Making Data CDs to Use on Different
Types of Computers
Adaptec Easy CD Creator enables you to write files directly to a
CD-Recordable (CD-R) or CD-ReWritable* (CD-RW) disc in a format that
can be read by different types of computers. This is handy if, for example,
you want to create a CD for someone who has a computer running under
DOS or Windows 3.x.
Follow these steps to start Easy CD Creator and copy data files to a blank
CD-R or CD-RW disc:
1. Start up your computer.
2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few
seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of
CD you wish to create.”
* CD-RW discs can only be read in a MultiRead CD-ROM drive or in another
CD-RW drive.
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NOTE: If the screen does not appear after about 15 seconds, you may have
inserted a disc that is already formatted. Remove the disc and insert a blank
disc. Or the “Auto insert notification” option may be disabled (this applies to
Windows 95 only). To check this, click Start, move the mouse pointer over
Settings, and click Control Panel. In Control Panel, double-click System and
select the Device Manager tab. Double-click the icon for the CD-Writer Plus,
then select the Settings tab. Click Auto insert notification if it does not have
a check mark next to it, and click OK. Click OK on the System Properties dialog
box. Then close the Control Panel.
3. Select the second option: Click here to create a data CD for
distribution among different types of computers. The Easy CD Creator
Wizard appears.
4. Leave the Data CD radio button selected, and click Next.
5. When the next screen appears, select the files and folders you want to
copy to the disc and click Add Now. The graph bar in the lower part of
the screen indicates how much space is left on the disc.
6. When you are done adding files, click Next. The Test Before Writing
window appears.
7. Click Next, then click Finish on the Ready to Create CD window to
create the CD. The testing and copying process may take a long time if
you are copying many folders and files.
8. When the testing and copying process is completed, eject the CD from
the drive.
NOTE: These instructions describe the simplest, most direct way to create a
data disc with Easy CD Creator. Other options are also available, such as rearranging the folder/file structure after you have selected the files to copy to the
CD. See the Easy CD Creator online help for more information.
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Getting Help
Getting Help
For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to
the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide.
For information about Easy CD Creator and DirectCD, refer to the
appropriate topics in the online Help. To access the online Help, select
Help Topics from the Help menu of either program.
Technical information, including product literature, answers to
commonly asked questions, information on software upgrades and other
topics is available electronically through the following:
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Adaptec World Wide Web (WWW) site at http://www.adaptec.com.
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The Adaptec Software Products Group can be found on several
CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD publishing newsgroups and lists on the
Internet.
For customer support information, refer to Appendix B, “Customer
Support.”
Chapter 6: Making Music
CDs
Chapter 6:
Making Music CDs
A music CD is a compact disc (CD) containing digital audio tracks
recorded in the Compact Disc-Digital Audio (CD-DA) format.
Music CDs can store up to 74 minutes of music and may contain up to 99
tracks, each usually representing a separate piece of music. Music CDs
can be played back from a home or car CD player or from a CD-ROM
drive through speakers or headphones attached to the drive’s output jack.
You can use Easy CD Creator to:
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Compile audio CDs of your favorite music
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Make CDs from Wave (.wav) files on your hard drive
Starting Easy CD Creator
1. Start up your computer.
2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few
seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of
CD you wish to create.”
NOTE: If no screen appears after about 15 seconds, you may have inserted a
disc that is already formatted. Remove the disc and insert a blank disc. Or the
“Auto insert notification” option may be disabled (this applies to Windows 95
only). To check this, click Start, move the mouse pointer over Settings, and
click Control Panel. In Control Panel, double-click System and select the
Device Manager tab. Double-click the icon for the CD-Writer Plus, then select
the Settings tab. Click Auto insert notification if it does not have a check
mark next to it, and click OK. Click OK on the System Properties dialog box.
Then close the Control Panel.
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3. Select the third option: Click here to create an audio CD that will be
playable in any CD player. The Adaptec Easy CD Creator Wizard
window appears.
Making a Music CD
You can make a music CD by recording songs from:
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Tracks on an existing CD
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Wave files stored on your hard drive (*.wav is a standard Windows
format for sound files.)
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A combination of Wave files and tracks
This section explains how you can make a simple music CD with the
Easy CD Creator Wizard. It also explains how to do other tasks like
recording audio tracks from an existing music CD and recording Wave
files stored on your hard drive.
NOTE: Easy CD Creator is designed to assist you in reproducing material in
which you own the copyright or have obtained permission to copy from the
copyright owner. Unless you own the copyright or have permission to copy from
the copyright owner, you may be violating copyright law and be subject to
payment of damages and other remedies. If you are uncertain about your rights,
contact your legal advisor.
Making a Music CD
Using the Wizard
The easiest way to make a music CD is to use the Easy CD Creator
Wizard, which appears when you first start Easy CD Creator. The Wizard
guides you step-by-step in making a simple music CD. Follow these steps
to make a music CD with the Wizard:
1. Start Easy CD Creator if it is not already running (see “Starting
Easy CD Creator” on page 6-1.) The Adaptec Easy CD Creator Wizard
appears, as shown here:
2. Follow the on-screen instructions in the Wizard windows.
As you add tracks to write to the CD, a list of these tracks will appear in
the main Easy CD Creator window at the bottom of the screen. A final
message box notifies you when the recording is complete.
Recording Audio Tracks from an Existing
Music CD
To record songs (audio tracks) from an existing music CD, you need to
first create a CD layout— a file that contains the list of songs and the
order in which they will be recorded—then record the layout to a blank
CD. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Start Easy CD Creator, if it is not already running.
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2. Select New CD Layout from the File menu or open an existing CD
layout.
3. Click the Audio CD Layout tab:
Windows Explorer
Audio CD Layout Window
The top part of the window is Windows Explorer, where you can select
the songs you want to record. The bottom part is the Audio CD Layout
window, which allows you to view the contents of the CD layout. To
make changes to the list of tracks in the Audio CD Layout tab, see
“Changing the Order of Your Songs” on page 6-8.
4. Insert the source CD, which contains the songs you want to record, in
your CD-Writer Plus.
NOTE: You can record directly from a CD-ROM drive only if it supports digital
audio extraction. See “Recording from a CD-ROM Drive” in the
Easy CD Creator Online Help.
5. In the Windows Explorer section of the window, select the drive where
the source CD is located to view the list of songs on the original CD.
6. Drag the songs that you want to record from Windows Explorer to the
Audio CD Layout window.
To change the name of a song, see “Renaming Songs in Your CD Layout”
on page 6-8.
Making a Music CD
7. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 for each existing music CD from which you want
to record songs.
8. Select Create CD from the File menu when you have placed all of the
songs that you want to record into the Audio CD Layout window.
The CD Creation Setup box appears.
9. Make changes, if any, to the CD Creation Setup settings (see “CD
Creation Setup Settings” in the Easy CD Creator Online Help for
descriptions) and click OK.
Easy CD Creator needs a blank CD before it can begin recording your CD
layout. Insert a blank CD when prompted. A final message box notifies
you when the recording is complete.
NOTE: To make a jewel case insert that lists the artist, CD title, and songs, see
“Chapter 7: Making Inserts and Labels”.
Recording Wave Files Stored on Your Hard
Drive
To record a music CD using Wave files (*.wav), the Wave files must be
stored on your hard drive at 11, 22, 44.1 KHz, 8- or 16-bit, mono or
stereo. To make a Wave file from an existing CD, see “Pre-recording
Audio Tracks to Wave Files” on page 6-6.
NOTE: For best results, record your .wav files at 44.1 KHz, 16-bit stereo. For
more information, see the documentation for your Wave editor program.
To record Wave files stored on your hard drive to a blank CD, follow
these steps:
1. Insert a blank CD in your CD-Writer Plus.
2. Select New CD Layout from the File menu, or open an existing layout.
3. Click the Audio CD Layout tab.
4. Select the Wave files you want to record from Explorer and drag them to
the Audio CD Layout window.
5. To change the name of the song(s), see “Renaming Songs in Your CD
Layout” on page 6-8.
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6. Select Create CD from the File menu when you have finished adding all
of the songs you want to record to your CD layout. The CD Creation
Setup box appears.
7. Make changes, if any, to the CD Creation Setup settings (see “CD
Creation Setup Settings” in the Easy CD Creator Online Help for
descriptions) and click OK.
Easy CD Creator will begin recording your CD layout to the blank CD.
An on-screen message notifies you when the recording is complete.
NOTE: To make a jewel case insert that lists the artist, CD title, and songs, see
“Chapter 7: Making Inserts and Labels.”
Pre-recording Audio Tracks to Wave Files
Pre-recording audio tracks to Wave files on your hard drive is a way to:
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Minimize swapping CDs in and out of your drive if you want to make
more than one copy, or if you have only a CD-Writer Plus drive
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Add sound effects to customize any song on the CD (using a thirdparty sound editor)
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Improve the sound quality if your CD recording system is less than
optimal
You can pre-record one Wave file at a time. To pre-record a Wave file from
an existing CD, follow these steps:
1. Insert the source CD, which contains the song you want to pre-record to
your hard drive, into your CD-Writer Plus.
2. Click the Audio CD Layout tab in Easy CD Creator.
3. Select the audio track you want to pre-record from Explorer and drag it
into the Audio CD Layout window.
4. Highlight the audio track in the Audio CD Layout window.
5. Select Pre-record to WAV file from the Track menu.
NOTE: Pre-recording audio tracks to Wave files requires approximately 10MB
of space on your hard drive for one minute of music.
Making a Music CD
6. Type in a file name for the Wave file and choose a different location on
your hard drive if you do not want to record your Wave file to your Temp
directory.
7. Click Save.
Easy CD Creator pre-records your Wave file to your hard drive. An onscreen message notifies you when the recording is complete.
Combining Both Audio Tracks and Wave Files
You can make a music CD that contains songs both from pre-recorded
Wave files stored on your hard drive and from audio tracks on an existing
music CD. To do so, follow the steps outlined in “Recording Audio Tracks
from an Existing Music CD” on page 6-3 and “Recording Wave Files
Stored on Your Hard Drive” on page 6-5, depending on the type of songs
you want to record. When you have added all of the audio tracks and
Wave files you want to record to your CD layout, select Create CD from
the File menu.
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Modifying Your CD Layout
Modifying Your CD Layout
The following sections describe how to make changes to your CD layout.
Changing the Order of Your Songs
Once you have added more than one song to your CD layout, you can
change the order of the songs at any time before creating the CD.
To change the order of the songs, follow these steps:
1. Select the song whose order you want to change in the CD layout.
2. Drag the song to the position where you want it to appear in the Audio
CD Layout window.
Removing Songs from Your CD Layout
You can remove any song you have added to a CD layout at any time
before you create a CD. To remove a song from your CD layout, follow
these steps:
1. Select the song you want to remove in the Audio CD Layout window.
2. Select Cut from the Edit menu.
Renaming Songs in Your CD Layout
To rename a song listed in your CD Layout, follow these steps:
1. Select the song you want to rename in the Audio CD Layout window.
2. Select Rename in the Track menu.
3. Type the new name in the text box.
Playing Music CDs
Saving a CD Layout
You can create a CD layout, save it, then use it to record a CD later. To
save a CD layout, follow these steps:
1. Select Save As from the File menu.
2. Type in the File name.
3. Select the location where you want to store the file.
Opening an Existing CD Layout
To open a CD layout you have previously saved:
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Select Open CD Layout from the File menu.
Easy CD Creator displays the contents of the layout.
Playing Music CDs
Use the Windows CD Player to listen to music CDs. To do this, follow
these steps:
1. Insert the music CD in your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
2. Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar, then move the mouse
pointer over Programs, Accessories, and Multimedia.
3. Select CD Player. The CD Player window appears.
4. Click the start button to start playing the music CD.
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Getting Help
Getting Help
For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to
the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide.
For information about Easy CD Creator, refer to the appropriate topics in
the online Help. To access the Easy CD Creator online Help, select Help
Topics from the Help menu.
Technical information, including product literature, answers to
commonly asked questions, information on software upgrades and other
topics is available electronically through the following:
■
Adaptec World Wide Web (WWW) site at http://www.adaptec.com.
■
The Adaptec Software Products Group can be found on several
CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD publishing newsgroups and lists on the
Internet.
For customer support information, refer to Appendix B, “Customer
Support.”
Chapter 7:
Making Inserts and
Labels
The cover is printed on one side of a sheet of paper and then folded. One
side lists the files or tracks; the other side shows the title and may also
contain graphics.
Easy CD Creator allows you to customize your own jewel case insert.
Once you have edited the jewel case insert, you can preview it, print it,
cut it to size, and insert it in the case. You can also design and print a
label for the top of the CD. You can print the label on a standard printer
if you use special paper designed for disc labels.
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A jewel case insert is a cover you can print and insert in the CD’s jewel
case—the plastic case that holds the CD—to display the title and contents
of your CD.
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How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label
When you make a music CD, Easy CD Creator uses the CD layout
information to create a basic jewel case insert, including the CD title,
artist name, and list of songs. You can then click the Jewel Case Layout
tab to modify and customize that information, such as changing font
styles and adding graphics.
Creating custom jewel case inserts involves three basic tasks:
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Editing inserts
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Adding text and graphics
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Printing
Creating CD labels involves the second and third steps; Easy CD Creator
does not automatically create any text for the label. The following
sections explain how to view and edit jewel case inserts and CD labels,
add text and graphics, and print the inserts and labels.
Editing Inserts and Labels
The following sections describe the different ways you can view and edit
jewel case inserts and labels before printing them.
Viewing Inserts and Labels
To view the different parts (pages) of the jewel case insert or CD label,
follow these steps:
1. Click the Jewel Case Layout tab in Easy CD Creator.
2. From the Page menu, select the item you want to view:
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Jewel Front—to view the Inside Jacket and Front Cover
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Jewel Back—to view the Back Cover
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Disc Printer—to view the Compact Disc label
Easy CD Creator displays the view.
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Zooming
To view a section of an insert page or label in greater detail, you can
magnify the view. To change the magnification of the page, follow these
steps:
1. Select Zoom from the Page menu.
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2. Select the zoom level you want to apply.
3. Click OK.
Easy CD Creator changes the magnification level.
Using Rulers and Grids
You can use rulers and grids to position text and graphics on the jewel
case insert or the label. See “Setting Insert Layout Options” in the
Easy CD Creator online Help for more information on how to do this.
Using Rulers
Rulers are displayed along the perimeter of the Jewel Case Layout
window and help you to measure the insert or label and its objects.
To display or hide the rulers, do the following:
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Select the Ruler option from the View menu to view rulers.
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Deselect the Ruler option from the View menu to hide rulers.
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Using Grids
Grids help you to more precisely position objects with respect to other
objects on the insert or label.
To snap objects to a grid—meaning the objects are automatically moved
to the grid line—do the following:
1. Select Grid from the Layout menu.
2. Select Snap to Grid from the Layout menu.
The objects snap to the nearest grid marker when you move them around
on the page.
To display or hide the grids, do the following:
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Select the Grid option from the Layout menu to view grids.
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Deselect the Grid option from the Layout menu to hide grids.
Positioning Inserts
You can position the insert or CD label at any location on the physical
page. For an approximate position, use the box
of the two rulers.
at the intersection
To position the insert or label, follow these steps:
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Drag the box at the intersection of the ruler to the position on the
page where you want the upper left corner of the insert or label to be
located.
For more precise control over the position of the insert or label, use the
Origin settings in the preferences. See “Setting Insert Layout Options” in
the Easy CD Creator online Help.
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Adding Text
You can add as much text as you like to the jewel case insert or CD label.
When you add text, you can define some attributes, such as font style,
color, and background fill color.
To add text, follow these steps:
2. Type the text in the Text box.
3. Select the text attributes you want by clicking the Fill Color, Text Color,
or Font buttons:
Attribute
Description
Fill Color
Select the color you want surrounding the
text.
NOTE: When text is marked Transparent—
meaning that you can see the background
behind the text— you cannot define a fill
color.
Text Color
Select the color of the text.
Font
Select the font, style, and size of the text.
4. Click OK.
The text is added where the cursor is located on the Jewel Case Layout
window.
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1. Select Insert Text from the Edit menu.
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Editing Text Objects
To change the attributes of any text object, follow these steps:
1. Double-click the text object you want to edit.
2. Select the text attributes you want to change. (See “Adding Text” on page
7-5.)
3. Click OK.
Adding Graphics
The graphics used in Easy CD Creator are called OLE objects. OLE is a
Windows feature that maintains associations with objects across different
applications. For example, if you add an OLE object to a jewel case insert
or CD label, you can double-click the object to open the associated
application so you can edit the object.
To create and insert an OLE object, follow these steps:
1. Select Insert and New Object from the Edit menu. A list of Object Types
appears.
2. Select the Create New option to the left of the Object Types list.
Select Create From File instead if you want to import an existing graphics
file—for example, a piece of computer “clip art.”
3. Select from the Object Type list the application you will use to create the
graphic. For example, select Bitmap Image if you want to create a
graphic with Windows Paintbrush.
4. Click OK.
5. Create (or select) the graphic. The way in which you do this depends on
which application you selected. For example:
If you select Bitmap Image a small window will appear in the middle of
the Jewel Case Layout window. Create the bitmap image in this window,
using the Windows Paintbrush tools that appear on the screen. When
you are finished, click outside the small window to “paste” the image
into the jewel case insert or CD label.
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If you select Microsoft Clipart Gallery, you will see a window with small
images of the available graphics. Select the graphic you want and click
Insert.
6. Move or resize the graphic, as required.
Arranging Track Titles
Information about tracks listed in the Audio CD Layout is automatically
added to the Jewel Case Layout window. If you delete tracks while
making an audio CD, the associated information is automatically
updated in the Jewel Case Layout tab.
Deleting tracks while preparing to make an audio CD may cause blank
rows to appear in the tracks list of the Jewel Case Layout tab. Therefore, if
you make changes to the track list that affect the position of the tracks
on the Jewel Case Layout window, Easy CD Creator asks if you want the
tracks automatically repositioned.
The Jewel Case Layout tab provides some commands that let you create
columns of track information, display the length and number of each
track, and automatically position tracks on the layout.
The following sections describe different ways you can arrange the tracks
in the Jewel Case Layout.
Creating Track Column Lists
You can arrange the track information boxes:
■
Randomly by dragging them to new positions in the Jewel Case
Layout window, or
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In a linear list with one or two columns.
To create a track list:
■
Select One Column or Two Column from the Text menu.
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and Labels
NOTE: See the “Adding Graphics” topic in Easy CD Creator online Help for
information on editing and moving objects.
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How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label
Displaying Track Numbers and Duration Times
Easy CD Creator includes the track number and duration time for each
audio track. The track number indicates the order in which the audio
tracks are recorded. The duration time is shown in minutes and seconds.
To display the track numbers:
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Select Display Track Number from the Text menu.
To display track duration times:
■
Select Display Track Time from the Text menu.
Fitting Tracks on a Page
Fitting tracks means all the track information is centered on each page
and aligned along the first character of each track.
You can move track titles from the inside jacket and the back cover to the
front cover. However, Best Fit will move tracks back to their original
location.
To fit the tracks on the page as described above:
■
Select Best Fit from the Arrange menu.
Printing Jewel Case Inserts and CD Labels
You can print a jewel case insert or a CD label while the Jewel Case
Layout tab is open. The commands and options available for printing
depend on the type of printer connected to your computer. For
information about these options, see your printer’s guide.
To print a jewel case insert or a disc label, follow these steps:
1. Select Print from the File menu.
2. Click OK.
To preview an insert or label before printing it:
1. Select Print Preview from the File menu.
2. Click OK.
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Getting Help
For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to
the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide.
Technical information, including product literature, answers to
commonly asked questions, information on software upgrades and other
topics is available electronically through the following:
■
Adaptec World Wide Web (WWW) site at http://www.adaptec.com.
■
The Adaptec Software Products Group can be found on several
CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD publishing newsgroups and lists on the
Internet.
For customer support information, refer to Appendix B, “Customer
Support.”
Chapter 7: Making Inserts
and Labels
For information about Easy CD Creator, refer to the appropriate topics in
the online Help. To access the Easy CD Creator online Help, select Help
Topics from the Help menu.
Chapter 8:
Copying CDs
CD Copier is a convenient tool for making copies of your CDs. The most
common reason for making a copy of a CD is to create a working copy of
a CD and archive the original in a safe place.
What Types of CDs Can I Copy?
You can use CD Copier to make backup copies of almost any type of CD.
The following table lists the types of CDs that can be copied and includes
some notes about making backup copies:
Type of CD
Notes
Audio or
CD Extra
If you are using a drive other than a CD-Writer Plus,
you need a source CD-ROM drive capable of reading
audio digitally. Not all drives support digital audio
extraction. See “Testing Your System Configuration” in
the CD Copier online help. (CD Copier tests your drive
to determine its capabilities when the source CD is
inserted.)
NOTE: CD Copier supports copying CDs in Track-at-Once
mode. This means that there will be two seconds of silence
between tracks.
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NOTE: CD Copier is designed to assist you in reproducing material in which
you own the copyright or have obtained permission to copy from the copyright
owner. Unless you own the copyright or have permission to copy from the
copyright owner, you may be violating copyright law and be subject to payment
of damages and other remedies. If you are uncertain about your rights, contact
your legal advisor.
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Type of CD
Notes
Data CD
Some CD-ROM drives may not be able to read a
DirectCD data disc. If you have a true MultiRead
CD-ROM drive, there should be no problems.
Mixed-Mode
Mixed results. Some CDs copy perfectly; others do not,
possibly because the CD is formatted to circumvent
copying or because some CDs do not follow the
standard specifications.
Photo CD
Requires a source CD-ROM drive that can read
CD-ROM XA. Most current drives support this.
Video CD
Requires a source CD-ROM drive that can read
CD-ROM XA. Most current drives support this.
Starting CD Copier
Follow these steps to start CD Copier:
1. Start up your computer.
2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few
seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of
CD you wish to create.”
NOTE: If no screen appears after about 15 seconds, you may have inserted a
disc that is already formatted. Remove the disc and insert a blank disc. Or the
“Auto insert notification” option may be disabled (this applies to Windows 95
and Windows 98 only). To check this, click Start, move the mouse pointer over
Settings, and click Control Panel. In Control Panel, double-click System and
select the Device Manager tab. Double-click the icon for the CD-Writer Plus,
then select the Settings tab. Click Auto insert notification if it does not have
a check mark next to it, and click OK. Click OK on the System Properties dialog
box. Then close the Control Panel.
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3. Select Click here to create a duplicate of an existing audio CD or data
CD. The CD Copier Source and Destination tab appears.
Making a Copy of a CD
To make a backup copy of a CD, follow these steps:
1. Select the source drive from which you want to copy the CD. This can be
your CD-R, CD-RW, or CD-ROM drive. See “Source CD-ROM Drives for
CD-to-CD Copying” in the CD Copier online Help if you are going to
copy directly from a CD-ROM drive.
2. Select the destination drive that contains the blank CD. This is your
CD-Writer Plus.
3. Make changes, if any, in the Advanced tab settings. See “CD Copier
Advanced Tab Settings” on page 8-4.
4. Select one of the following options:
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Test—Select this option to perform a test in which the files to be
recorded are passed to the CD recorder. No information is recorded to
the CD. Use this option if you have made any changes to your CD
recorder setup.
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NOTE: You can also start CD Copier by clicking the Windows Start button
(located on the left side of the taskbar), selecting Programs, pointing to HP
CD-Writer Plus, and selecting Copy CDs.
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Test & Copy—Select this option to perform a test in which the files to
be recorded are passed to the CD recorder. Recording begins after a
successful test.
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Copy—Select this option when you do not want to perform the test.
Use this option if you have successfully recorded a number of similar
CDs and you have not made any changes to your CD recorder setup.
5. Select the number of copies you want to make.
6. Click Copy to begin recording a copy of your CD.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions and insert a blank CD when prompted
(if you did not already insert one earlier).
CD Copier begins copying the files and folders from your source to a
blank CD. A final message box notifies you when the copying is
complete.
CD Copier Advanced Tab Settings
Setting
Description
Current CD
Recorder Speed
Select the speed at which you want to create the
backup copy of the CD. For greater certainty,
record at 1x.
Disc Copy
Select this option to copy the source CD to your
hard drive first to speed up the recording process
if you are making more than one copy of a CD.
Once the source has been copied to your hard
drive, CD Copier records the disc copy to the CD.
Select Location
To make a disc copy, type in a different location
to store the image file if you do not want to use
the Temp directory.
Getting Help
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Getting Help
For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to
the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide.
For information about CD Copier, refer to the appropriate topics in the
online Help. To access the CD Copier online Help, select Help Topics
from the Help menu.
Technical information, including product literature, answers to
commonly asked questions, information on software upgrades and other
topics is available electronically through the following:
Adaptec World Wide Web (WWW) site at http://www.adaptec.com.
■
The Adaptec Software Products Group can be found on several
CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD publishing newsgroups and lists on the
Internet.
For customer support information, refer to Appendix B, “Customer
Support.”
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Chapter 9:
Find Files Fast with
HP Simple Trax
If you're looking for the easiest way to save, manage, and find your files
on CD, HP Simple Trax is the answer.
What Simple Trax Can Do for You
Automatic file backup to CD—Simple Trax has a Wizard to help you
easily configure the software to automatically copy files to CD on the
days and times you choose.
Find Files Fast on your CDs—Even if the CD is not in the drive. Simple
Trax keeps the contents of all your Simple Trax CDs close at hand in an
index you access in Windows Explorer.
Keep track of several CDs easily —The contents of all your Simple Trax
CDs are easily browsed through Windows Explorer.
Give You Peace of Mind—Have comfort knowing that once you save
your files, HP Simple Trax will show you the contents of the files and
where to find them.
Simple Trax even maintains previous versions of your files and can
quickly recover them should the need arise.
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You can find the files you want quickly even if you’ve forgotten what you
named them because Simple Trax makes it easy to see what your files
contain. Just hold your mouse over a filename and Simple Trax gives you
summaries of text and small versions (thumbnails) of graphic files.
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Copying Files to CD
You can copy files to CD several ways with Simple Trax. You can copy
them to CD from Windows Explorer or you can set up Simple Trax to
copy files at scheduled times. The schedule can be set using the Wizard
or, if you want to use more advanced options, from the Control Panel.
Using Windows Explorer to Copy Files
To copy files using Windows Explorer:
1. Place the CD you want to use into your CD-Writer Plus.
2. If the CD is new, it will need to be formatted. If not, skip to step 4. If it
does need to be formatted, after a few seconds a screen will appear which
asks you to "Please select the type of CD you wish to create.”
3. Choose Click here to create a data CD that will be accessible through
a drive letter, i.e. as you would use a floppy drive. Follow the
instructions on the screen. When the CD is done formatting, continue
with the next steps.
4. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
There are two ways to copy the files:
Click the file or folder you want to copy to CD with the right mouse
button. A popup menu appears. On the popup menu, point to HP
Simple Trax and click Protect.
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OR
Click on the folders and/or file(s) you want to copy with the left button
and drag and drop them onto the Simple Trax Index icon located on the
left side of the Windows Explorer screen. You may need to scroll down to
see it.
Simple Trax Index icon
If the CD you placed in your CD-Writer Plus has not been used with HP
Simple Trax before, the program prompts you to type a name to identify
the CD. This name is used in the HP Simple Trax Index for identification.
Be sure to write the same name on the CD label with a felt-tip pen.
Automatically Copying Files to CD
You can have Simple Trax automatically copy files to CD for you. You
specify how often—once a day, once a week, whatever schedule you
choose—you can also specify the types of files to copy. For example, you
could set up a schedule for Simple Trax to copy all your spreadsheet files
each Monday at noon. Then, just leave your computer on with a CD in
the drive and Simple Trax will take it from there.
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5. HP Simple Trax will now copy the selected file(s) and folder(s) to the CD
in your CD-Writer Plus and place information about the files into the
Simple Trax Index.
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Preparing a CD for Automatic Operations
For a Simple Trax session to run unattended you will need to have a CD
that is formatted and has a name for use in HP Simple Trax. To prepare
the CD you will:
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Format it
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Use Simple Trax to copy at least one file so you can give the CD a
name for use in the Simple Trax program
To prepare a CD for automatic operations:
1. Place the new CD into your CD-Writer Plus. After a few seconds a screen
will appear which asks you to "Please select the type of CD you wish to
create.”
2. Choose Click here to create a data CD that will be accessible through
a drive letter, i.e. as you would use a floppy drive. Follow the
instructions on the screen. When the CD is done formatting, continue
with the next steps.
3. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
4. Click the file or folder you want to copy to CD with the right mouse
button. A popup menu appears. On the popup menu, point to HP
Simple Trax and click Protect.
HP Simple Trax will now copy the selected file(s) and folder(s) to the CD
in your CD-Writer Plus and place information about the files into the
Simple Trax Index.
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5. Simple Trax will then prompt you to type a name to identify the CD. This
name is used in the HP Simple Trax Index for identification. Be sure to
write the same name on the CD label with a felt-tip pen.
Using the Wizard to Set a Schedule
The Wizard is the easiest way to set up a Simple Trax schedule. If you
want more control over how you set up the schedule, you might want to
review the section, “Using the Control Panel to Set up a Schedule” on
page 9-6.
To use the Wizard:
1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer
Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel.
The Control Panel appears:
Click to
start the
Wizard.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Before an Automatic Operation will Run
If you plan to use a new CD for the automatic operation, be sure to read
the section, “Preparing a CD for Automatic Operations” on page 9-4. It
will teach you how to format and name the CD. If a prepared CD is not
inserted, the scheduled operation will not begin.
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2. Click on the Run Wizard instead button near the bottom of the Control
Panel.
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Your computer must be left on for the operation to run.
Using the Control Panel to Set up a Schedule
The HP Simple Trax Control Panel allows the most customization when
setting up a schedule.
To use the Control Panel:
1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer
Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel.
The Control Panel appears.
2. Click on the Selection tab towards the top of the Control Panel. The
Selection screen appears:
Click here to
add a custom
file type.
Click on the
boxes to select
folders you
want to copy
to CD on a
regular basis.
Click on the boxes to
select or deselect file
types you want
copied to CD on a
regular basis.
3. On the left side of the screen, you can click on the box next to the types
of files you want to copy to CD on a regular basis. For example, you
might want to copy all files with the extension .doc. Several file types
have been chosen as default. If you like, you can accept or change the file
types Simple Trax has chosen.
On the right side of the screen you can specify any folders you want to
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copy to CD on a regular basis. Click on the box next to the appropriate
folders.
4. Click the Schedule tab towards the top of the screen. The Schedule
screen appears:
6. When you are finished selecting your schedule, click OK.
Before an Automatic Operation will Run
If you plan to use a new CD for the automatic operation, be sure to read
the section, “Preparing a CD for Automatic Operations” on page 9-4. It
will teach you how to format and name the CD. If a prepared CD is not
inserted, the scheduled operation will not begin.
Your computer must be left on for the operation to run.
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5. Click the box next to the days(s) on which you want scheduled
operations to run. Click on the arrows to set the time you want to copy
the files. When you are finished, click on the Add to Schedule button.
Continue adding dates and times, if desired.
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Adding Custom File Types
You can create custom file types. For example, if you work with text
documents (.html) and video clips (.jpg) to create Web pages you may
want to create a custom file type called Web Pages.
To add a custom file type:
1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer
Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel.
The Control Panel screen appears.
2. Click on the Selection tab towards the top of the screen. The Selection
screen appears:
Click here to
add a Custom
File Type.
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3. Click on the plus-sign button in the Selection window. The Custom File
Type window appears:
4. Type the name of the category in the description field. Next, type the file
extensions in the lower window separated by commas. (Do not type the
period before the extensions.) This example shows the group Web Pages
that includes the file extensions html and jpg. When you’re finished,
click on Add Type. The Selection screen will reappear.
To Verify Your Schedule Settings
2. Click on the Selection and Schedule tabs towards the top of the screen
to view your current settings.
To Change a Schedule
1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer
Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and select HP Simple Trax Control
Panel. The Control Panel screen appears.
2. Click the Schedule tab. The Schedule screen appears.
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1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer
Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel.
The Control Panel screen appears.
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3. To change a schedule Click the box next to the day you want to a
scheduled operation to run, then adjust the time you want to copy the
files. When you are finished making changes click on the Add to
Schedule button.
4. To remove a schedule, highlight the item on the right side of the screen,
then click on Remove from Schedule.
5. If you want to make changes to the items you've selected to be copied,
click on the Selection tab towards the top of the screen. Select or deselect
items you want to include or exclude.
6. When you are finished making changes, click OK.
Browsing Your Simple Trax CDs
You can view the files that are on your Simple Trax CDs from Windows
Explorer. If you are looking for a specific file, follow the directions in the
section, “Finding Files On Your CD” on page 9-11.
1. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
2. Double-click on the Simple Trax Index icon on the left side of the
Windows Explorer window. You may need to scroll down to see it. The
contents of the index appear in the right side of the Windows Explorer
window.
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3. Point to a filename in the index. If it is a graphic file, you will see a
thumbnail preview of the file. If it is a text file, you’ll see a short
summary of the file’s contents.
Thumbnail preview of the
file mundo.gif
Finding Files On Your CD
To find a file on your CD:
1. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
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with HP Simple Trax
It is easy to locate files on your Simple Trax CDs. You can search by
keywords, dates, filename, and file type.
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2. From the Tools menu, point to Find, then click on In HP Simple Trax.
The Find Files screen appears:
3. In the Filename box type all or part of the name of the file you want to
find.
4. To limit Simple Trax to searching only specific file types, select the
appropriate checkboxes in the File type window.
5. You may also search by one or more words contained in a file. Click on
the Words in File tab towards the top of the screen. Type the word on
which you want to search in the space, then click Add to list.
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In the example shown in the Find Files illustration, Simple Trax will find
files containing "dog" or "cat" or "bird".
6. If you want to search for a file that was modified on or between certain
dates, click on the Date Modified tab towards the top of the screen. You
can search for files between specific dates or over a period of time. After
you make your selections click on OK.
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7. When you are finished making selections, click on Start Search. When
the software is finished finding the files, the results are displayed in the
Refine Results window. If you wish to narrow your results, read the
following section, Narrowing Your Search.
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Narrowing Your Search
When you are finished entering search criteria the results appear in the
Refine Results screen:
You may want to narrow your search further by date, file type, or search
words.
To refine by date:
Move the sliders back and forth until the range of dates you want appear
on either corner of the box. The results window will update as you
change the date.
To refine with File Types
Click on the File Type tab in the middle of the screen. To limit the file
types that appear in the results window, click on the appropriate
checkboxes. The results window will be updated.
To refine with Search Words
If you want to modify the words you used as search criteria, click on the
Search Words tab in the middle of the screen. Type the word you want to
include as a search criteria in the space, then click Add to list. Remove a
search word by highlighting it and clicking on Remove From List. The
results window will update.
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Copying Files and Folders Back to Your
Hard Drive
Retrieving protected files and folders using HP Simple Trax is quick and
easy. You don't need to insert a CD into your CD-Writer Plus before the
retrieval actually begins. HP Simple Trax shows you all the files and
folders you have copied to CDs. The software then prompts you for the
correct CDs after you’ve selected the file(s) or folder(s).
To retrieve files and folders:
1. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
2. Double-click the Simple Trax Index icon. You may need to scroll down to
see it. The contents of the CDs appear in the right side of the Windows
Explorer window.
3. Use the right mouse button to click on the file or folder you want to
retrieve. A popup menu appears:
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To select multiple files or folders within a single folder, press and hold
the CTRL key while clicking the desired items with the left mouse
button. Then release the CTRL key and click with the right mouse
button.
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Retrieving an Earlier Version of a File
4. Click Retrieve from the popup menu. The Retrieve screen appears:
5. Set the retrieve options:
Ask before overwriting files—Normally Simple Trax will ask before
overwriting files of the same name. Clear this box only if you want
Simple Trax to overwrite files without asking first.
Include subdirectories—Check this option to retrieve all subdirectories
in the selected folder. (This option is useful only if you have selected one
or more folders.)
Copy files to an alternate location—Use this option to copy files to a
different location on your hard drive than from where they were
originally copied. Type the desired drive and path or click Browse and
select the new location from the list of folders on your hard drive(s). If
you do not choose this option, your files will be copied back to their
original location.
6. Click OK to continue. If the correct CD is not in the drive HP Simple
Trax prompts you for the required CD. HP Simple Trax retrieves the most
recent versions of selected files.
Retrieving an Earlier Version of a File
Earlier versions of a file can be retrieved using the View Versions option.
You can use this feature to view or recover files saved prior to major
revisions.
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To retrieve an earlier version of a file:
1. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
2. Click the file on your hard drive that you want to retrieve with the right
mouse button, point to HP Simple Trax on the popup menu, and select
View Versions. The File Protection History dialog box appears:
Importing CDs into HP Simple Trax
If you have CDs that were created before you installed Simple Trax, you
can still have Simple Trax keep track of their contents by "importing" the
CD into Simple Trax. When you import a CD, HP Simple Trax gathers
information about the files on the CD and stores that information on
your hard drive. This information makes it possible for you to easily find
and retrieve files and to browse the contents of the CD without putting
the CD in your CD-Writer Plus.
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3. Click the desired version and click the Retrieve File button. Older
versions of a file can only be retrieved one at a time.
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Importing CDs into HP Simple Trax
There are several cases in which you may want to import a CD:
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To start tracking files that you have previously copied to CDs without
using HP Simple Trax
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If you want to start tracking files on a CD created by someone else or
a commerically made CD
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If for any reason the information HP Simple Trax stores on your hard
drive is lost or damaged you can reconstruct that information by
importing all Simple Trax CDs
To import a CD into HP Simple Trax:
1. Place the CD you want to import into your CD-Writer Plus.
2. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
3. With your right mouse button, click on the drive icon for your CDWriter. A popup menu appears:
4. Point to HP Simple Trax and click Import from the HP Simple Trax
menu. The Import Wizard appears.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen. The import process can take
anywhere from a couple of minutes to over an hour. The duration of the
operation depends mainly on the type of computer you have and the
number of files on the CD.
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Event Logs
An event log is automatically created every time a Simple Trax operation
runs—such as a retrieve, import, or scheduled copy. Look at the event log
for additional information if an error message appears during an
operation.
To view an Event Log:
1. Point to Start, then to Programs, HP CD-Writer Plus, then to HP
Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel. The Control
Panel Screen appears.
2. Click on the Event Log tab towards the top of the screen.
3. Highlight the event log you want to see and click on View.
To delete an event log:
1. Highlight the event log you want to delete and click Delete.
NOTE: When you delete an event log, it cannot be restored.
Changing the Index Display
To change the way the index is displayed:
1. Run Windows Explorer by clicking the Start button, pointing to
Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer.
2. Click on the Simple Trax Index icon. You may need to scroll down to
see it.
3. From the View menu, highlight HP Simple Trax View Options, then
click on either By CD or By Folder.
Choosing By CD will display the contents of your index by the CD on
which the files are located. Choosing By Folder will display the contents
of your index by folders.
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You can view the index by folder or by CD. The initial setting is to
display the contents of a CD by folders.
Chapter 10:
HP Disaster Recovery
HP Disaster Recovery is an application that will help you to recover your
data and operating system after a hard-drive failure. It is important that
you create a Disaster Recovery Set as soon as possible. Should a disaster
occur, the information in the Disaster Recovery Set will enable you to
return your system to the state it was in at the time you created your
Disaster Recovery Set.
Getting Started
The first step in securing the data on your system is creating the Disaster
Recovery (DR) Set. The DR Set will contain the information necessary to
recover your system. A new DR Set should be created when new hardware
or software has been added to your system, or if many changes have been
made to your files since the last DR Set was created.
The Disaster Recovery Wizard will guide you through the steps required
to create the DR Set with easy-to-follow instructions for protecting your
valuable data. Once the DR Set has been created, it will allow you to
recover your system should your hard-drive fail, even if your Windows
operating system will not start.
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Recovery
When you install HP Disaster Recovery, the program and its folder are
added to the Windows Start Menu.
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Getting Started
What you will need
To create the Disaster Recovery Set, you will need the following items:
For Windows 95 and Windows 98
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One or more blank, formatted 1.44MB diskettes*
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One or more blank HP CD-R/CD-RWs*
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Windows 95/98 installation CD or install set
What is an install set? An install set is the list of files used to install
a product or operating system. Computers shipped with pre-installed
operating systems (i.e. Windows 95/98) may not include a Windows
installation CD. In this case, HP Disaster Recovery will require your
Windows install set to create the Disaster Recovery Set.
For Windows NT
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Four (4) blank, formatted 1.44MB diskettes
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One or more blank HP CD-R/CD-RWs*
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Windows NT installation CD
*The number of diskettes and CD-R/CD-RWs required will depend on the
amount of data on your system.
Creating the Disaster Recovery Set
To create your Disaster Recovery Set:
1. Click the Start button located on the Windows taskbar. Select Programs,
HP CD-Writer Plus, HP Disaster Recovery, then select Disaster
Recovery.
HP Disaster Recovery Wizard appears.
2. Follow the instructions on the Wizard screens to create your Disaster
Recovery Set.
It is recommended that you label your diskettes and CD(s) when
prompted in the Wizard, and store them in a safe place. A new DR Set
should be created when new hardware or software has been added to
your system, or if many changes have been made to your files since the
last DR Set was created.
Getting Started
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Partitioning Your Drive(s)
In the event that you must perform a recovery, HP Disaster Recovery will
require that you partition your new drive(s) to the same settings as were
set before the drive failure. In order to do this, it may be helpful to make
a record of your current partition settings on paper and keep an updated
record of these settings with each DR Set.
What is a partition? A partition is a logical section of your hard
disk. One physical hard disk may be partitioned into two or more
logical hard-drives.
To make a record of your partition settings:
1. Double-click the My Computer icon located on your desktop.
The My Computer Window appears.
2. Select Details from the View menu.
A list of drive types will appear under the Type heading, to the right of
your drive letter.
3. Under the Name heading, right-click on the drive letter listed as a Local
Disk, then select Properties.
The selected drive’s Properties dialog box appears.
4. Write down the information displayed in the Type dialog.
5. Write down the information displayed in the Capacity dialog.
6. Repeat steps 3-5 for each Local Disk on your computer.
Testing your Disaster Recovery Set
To test your Windows 95/98 Disaster Recovery Set:
1. Follow steps 1 through 8 in the Windows 95 and Windows 98 section of
“Recovering Your Data.”
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Recovery
After you have created the DR Set, you will be asked if you would like to
test the DR Set. Testing the DR Set is very similar to performing an actual
recovery; however, be sure to stop testing when instructed to do so. This
test is to verify that your drive is responding properly.
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Recovering Your Data
WARNING: Be sure to discontinue testing the DR Set when instructed to do so.
By proceeding with the recovery process, you would be recovering the data from
the CD which would overwrite the data on that drive.
2. If you do not receive the messages listed in the steps for data recovery,
follow the directions for creating another Disaster Recovery Set. See
“Creating the Disaster Recovery Set” on page 10-2.
To test your Windows NT Disaster Recovery Set:
1. Follow steps 1 through 8 in the Windows NT section of “Recovering Your
Data.”
WARNING: Be sure to discontinue testing the DR Set when instructed to do so.
By proceeding with the Disaster Recovery Wizard, you would be recovering the
data from the CD which would overwrite the data on that drive.
Recovering Your Data
If you are certain that you have lost your data due to a major system
problem, such as a hard-drive failure, it will be necessary to recover your
data by using your most recent Disaster Recovery Set.
HP Disaster Recovery uses the data located on your Disaster Recovery Set
to restore your files and other vital system information to your new or
replaced hard-drive.
For Windows 95 and Windows 98
The Disaster Recovery process for Windows 95 and Windows 98 takes
place in DOS. A series of screens will appear in DOS and prompt you to
insert the media from your Disaster Recovery Set.
What is DOS? DOS is a simple operating system that resides on your
Windows 95/98 Startup Disk.
To recover your data:
1. You should first decide if another recovery method is possible. For
example, if the problem appears to be associated with the Windows
operating system, such as a corrupt registry, try to recover by following
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10-5
the steps outlined in your Microsoft Windows User’s Manual before
attempting the following procedures. If you have determined that a harddrive failure has occurred, proceed to Step 2.
2. Replace any damaged hard-drives with comparable drives.
In order to recover all of your information, HP Disaster Recovery must
have at least as much hard disk space as existed before the drive failure.
3. Insert the Windows Startup Disk (diskette #1 of the DR Set) into the 3.5”
floppy drive from which your computer boots, and restart your
computer.
A DOS screen appears.
4. If a Windows Startup Diskette #2 was created (not all systems require the
creation of this diskette), insert Diskette #2 into the 3.5” floppy drive
from which your computer will boot.
5. At the prompt, type A:\README then press Enter.
The README.TXT appears.
6. After reading the text, press Alt+ F, then press X to exit the editor.
It may be necessary to prepare your hard disk using the following tools
which are located on the Disaster Recovery Diskette:
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FDISK—Re-partitions your hard disk
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FORMAT—Formats one or more partitioned drives
■
SYS—Installs the system boot files onto the hard disk
NOTE: For instructions on the use of these utilities, please refer to your
operating system user manual or contact Microsoft.
7. At the prompt, type A:\RECOVER and press Enter. Your DR files will be
copied from the diskette to your hard-drive.
Please insert Disaster Recovery CD #1 into your
HP CD-Writer Plus.
8. Insert Disaster Recovery CD #1 into your HP CD-Writer Plus drive, then
press Enter.
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Recovery
The following message should appear:
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Recovering Your Data
NOTE: If your Disaster Recovery Set consists of more than one CD, you will be
prompted to insert each of the CDs in the order they were created.
The following message should appear:
Test successful. To continue your recovery,
select RECOVER.
If you are testing, select EXIT.
9. To continue recovering your system, press F5.
Or,
To exit the Disaster Recovery process, press F10, remove any diskettes or
CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer.
WARNING: If you are just performing a test of your Disaster Recovery Set, the
test is now complete. Do not continue past this step. Please remove any
diskettes and CDs from your drive(s) and restart your computer.
The following message should appear:
Select the volume that you wish to recover.
Drive C: [Volume C Name]
Drive D: [Volume D Name]
NOTE: If you have only one drive, it will be automatically selected for recovery
and this screen will not be displayed.
10. Select the volume that you wish to recover by highlighting the volume
using the Up and Down arrow keys, then pressing Enter.
You will then be asked to confirm your selections before recovering your
information.
11. Press Enter to confirm your selections, or press Esc to return to the
previous screen(s) and make a different selection.
NOTE: If Disaster Recovery CD #1 is not in your HP CD-Writer Plus, you will
be prompted to insert it at this time.
HP Disaster Recovery will now begin recovering your system.
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10-7
The recovery process will take some time to complete, depending upon
the amount of data you are recovering. You will be prompted to insert
the CDs in the order they were created.
12. Once the volume has been recovered, a summary of the process will be
displayed. To exit this screen, press Enter. If there is more than one
volume to be recovered, you may select it at this time.
After recovering the volume(s), you may wish to view the REPORT.TXT
file which contains a text summary of the files that could not be
recovered. If you wish to view this file, you must first exit the program by
pressing Esc twice, then type EDIT REPORT.TXT. After reading the
text, press Alt+F, then press X to exit the editor. For more information on
files that could not be recovered, see “Files Not Recovered” on page 1-9.
Your recovery is complete. Remove any diskettes and CDs from your
drive(s) and restart your computer.
NOTE: It may be necessary to restart your computer more than once if any
hardware in your system has changed since your DR Set was created.
For Windows NT
The Disaster Recovery process for Windows NT begins with a minimal
install of the Windows NT Workstation, performed from the Disaster
Recovery Set.
HP Disaster Recovery screens will display messages instructing you when
to insert the diskettes and CD(s) from your Disaster Recovery Set. Once
the Setup portion of the minimal install has been completed, the Disaster
Recovery Wizard will appear and guide you through the rest of the
recovery process.
To recover your data:
2. Replace any damaged hard-drives with comparable drives.
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Recovery
1. You should first decide if another recovery method is possible. For
example, if the problem appears to be associated with the Windows
operating system, such as a corrupt registry, try to recover by following
the steps outlined in your Microsoft Windows User’s Manual before
attempting the following procedures. If you have determined that a harddrive failure has occurred, proceed to Step 2.
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Recovering Your Data
In order to recover all of your information, HP Disaster Recovery must
have at least as much hard disk space as existed before the drive failure.
3. Insert the Windows NT Workstation Setup Boot Disk (diskette #1 of the
DR Set) into into the 3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots,
and restart your computer.
You will be guided through a partial NT installation.
4. When prompted, insert Windows NT Workstation Setup Disk #2 into the
3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots..
The NT Setup screen should now appear.
5. Choose Express Setup (recommended) or Custom Setup from the NT
Setup screen.
■
Express Setup—Should be selected if you do not need to partition
any drive(s), or if you are testing your DR Set. Select this option by
pressing Enter.
■
Custom Setup—Should be selected if your primary partition needs to
be set up, or if your backup device is not located. Also, if the SCSI card
your device is attached to is not detected, you will need to go through
a Custom Setup with your Controller Card Installation Diskette.
Select this option by pressing C on your keyboard.
You should attempt to partition any new drive(s) to the same settings as
were set before the drive failure. In order to partition your drive(s), select
Custom Setup and follow the instructions on your screen. Only the boot
drive and the NT installation drive need to be partitioned at this time.
You will be able to partition and format other drives at a later time
through the Disk Administrator in the HP Disaster Recovery process.
After proceeding through an Express or Custom Setup, you will be
prompted to insert the remaining diskettes and CDs from your Disaster
Recovery Set.
6. When prompted, insert Windows NT Workstation Setup Disk #3 into the
3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots.
7. When prompted, insert your Windows NT installation CD into your HP
CD-Writer Plus drive.
8. When prompted, insert Windows NT Workstation Setup Disk #4 into the
3.5” floppy drive from which your computer boots.
Recovering Your Data
10-9
When Setup has finished copying files to your hard disk, you will be
prompted to remove any floppy diskettes and CDs from your drive(s) and
restart your computer. Once you have restarted your computer, the HP
Disaster Recovery Wizard should appear and guide you through the rest
of the recovery process.
WARNING: If you are just performing a test of your Disaster Recovery Set, the
test is now complete. When the HP Disaster Recovery Wizard appears, it is an
indication that your drive is responding properly to your current Disaster
Recovery Set. Click Cancel to exit, remove any diskettes and CDs from your
drive(s) and restart your computer. If you are performing an actual recovery,
proceed to the next step.
9. Follow the instructions on the Wizard screens to complete the Disaster
Recovery.
When the Disaster Recovery is complete, the HP Disaster Recovery
Wizard will report that your data was either successfully recovered, in
which case you may remove any diskettes and CDs from your drive(s)
and restart your computer, or a Report button will appear.
If a Report button does appear on the Wizard screen, click on Report to
view any files that could not be recovered. For more information on any
files that could not be recovered, see the following section: “Files Not
Recovered”.
Files Not Recovered
HP Disaster Recovery will report any file(s) that could not be recovered,
along with a brief explanation for the reason the file(s) could not be
recovered in the REPORT.TXT file.
To view this file:
For Windows NT—When the recovery is complete, the final Wizard
screen will display a Report button if there were any files that could not
be recovered. Click on Report to view this file.
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Recovery
For Windows 95/98—After recovering the volume(s), you must first exit
the program by pressing Esc twice, then type EDIT REPORT.TXT .
After reading the text, press Alt+ F, then press X to exit the editor.
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Recovering Your Data
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Busy Files—If any files were inaccessible at the time you created your
Disaster Recovery Set, or at the time of the recovery process, these
files will be listed in the Report file as not having been recovered.
■
Damaged Media—If the media containing your Disaster Recovery Set
is damaged, some of the data on that media may not be recoverable.
Any files that could not be recovered due to damaged media will be
listed in the Report file. To recover these files, close all running
applications and use an older Disaster Recovery Set to perform
another recovery.
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Damaged hard-drive—If the hard-drive you are recovering to is
damaged, some files may not be recoverable. Any files that could not
be recovered due to a damaged hard-drive will be listed in the Report
file. Replace or fix the current hard-drive and perform another
Disaster Recovery.
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Not Enough Disk Space to Restore—In order for HP Disaster
Recovery to recover all of your information, there must be at least as
much disk space on the hard-drive to which you are recovering, as
existed on the hard-drive from which you created your DR Set. If your
current drive does not contain enough disk space, certain files will be
listed as not having been recovered.
To perform a complete recovery:
Re-partition your hard-drive(s) to accommodate your data and
perform another Disaster Recovery.
Or,
Replace your current hard-drive with a larger hard-drive and perform
another Disaster Recovery.
Minimum System Requirements
Your computer should meet or exceed these requirements:
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IBM or compatible Pentium/133 Mhz processor or above
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Microsoft ® Windows 95®, Windows 98®or Windows NT® 4.0
NOTE: For Windows NT, Service Pack 3 or greater is required.
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32 MB RAM
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Hard drive with at least 528 MB storage capacity
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35 MB free hard drive space for installing the software described in
the User’s Guide
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High-speed parallel port (EPP or ECP) set to:
- IRQ 7 and I/O address 378 or
- IRQ 5 and I/O address 278
In Windows 95/98, to check the configuration settings of your parallel
port:
- Right-click on the My Computer icon
- Select Properties
- Select the Device Manager tab
- Double click Ports (COM & LPT)
- Highlight Printer Port
- Click on the Properties button
- Select the Resources tab
- Look at the numbers listed for Input/Output Range (I/O)
and Interrupt Request (IRQ)
If the numbers need to be changed, see the documentation that came
with your computer.
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Appendix A: Technical
Specifications
Appendix A:
Technical Specifications
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What Affects System Performance
If your driver installation diskette is lost or damaged:
To create a driver installation diskette, insert “Software Disc 1” into
the CD-ROM drive. From the main menu, click Browse this CD.
Double-click the CopyDisk folder and then double-click
Copydisk.exe. Select the Driver Installation Diskette option and
follow the instructions.
What Affects System Performance
How well your computer functions with the CD-Writer Plus drive,
particularly how fast it writes data to a CD, depends on a number of
factors. Some of these factors are listed below.
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Processor (CPU). The type and speed of your processor greatly affects
the speed at which your computer transfers data to and from the CDWriter Plus drive. If the processor speed is too slow, you may have to
write at 1x speed.
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RAM. Your computer must have enough memory available to handle
its operating system, the CD-Writer Plus drive’s applications, and the
data you are transferring to and from CDs. The system should not
have to swap data to and from the hard drive.
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Your Hard Drive. The speed at which your hard drive accesses and
transfers data (its access time and transfer rate) affects performance.
Newer hard drives, those with a storage capacity greater than 528 MB,
are fast enough to handle the CD-Writer Plus drive’s 2x write speed.
■
Parallel Port Type. The type of parallel port on your computer has a
major influence in determining the speed at which your CD-Writer
Plus drive runs. Possible parallel port types are:
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Standard parallel port (SPP) which is sometimes called bidirectional or compatible
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Enhanced parallel port (EPP)
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Extended capabilities port (ECP)
Most PCs shipped since January 1995 contain support for the
required high-speed EPP and ECP modes. Systems shipped before this
date may only support SPP.
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EPP and ECP modes allow the CD-Writer Plus drive to run at up to a
6x read speed and a 2x write speed if the other minimum system
requirements are met.
TIP: Check your computer’s specifications to see which kind of parallel port was
installed. Sometimes a fast ECP/EPP port will be set up as a slow standard
mode port at the factory. Check your computer’s manual to find out how to reset
it to the faster speed. If that doesn’t work you can also install a faster parallel
port.
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I/O and IRQ. The IRQ (interrupt request) and I/O (input/output)
range are the computer resources used by the parallel port. The CDWriter Plus drive requires a parallel port set to:
IRQ 7 with I/O base address 378, or
IRQ 5 with I/O base address 278
Most computers automatically assign these. But, depending on your
configuration, you may run into conflicts with other devices. For
example, another device (such as your sound card) may be assigned
the same settings. If there is a conflict, it must be corrected before
installing the drive.
To find out which device is in conflict:
In Windows 95/98, right-click on the My Computer icon, select
Properties, select the Device Manager tab, double-click on the
computer icon to see a list of which device is using each resource
setting on your computer.
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For optimum performance, run SCANDISK.EXE and DEFRAG.EXE
on your hard drive before using your CD-Writer Plus drive for the first
time (see your Windows manual for more information). Then run
them periodically after that. These programs improve access times to
the hard drive, which will help improve system performance while
writing to and reading from the CD-Writer Plus drive.
NOTE: Refer to your computer manual or contact your computer vendor if you
have any questions about your computer’s configuration or capabilities.
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Specifications
SPP mode allows the CD-Writer Plus drive to run at up to a 2x read
speed and up to a 1x write speed if the other minimum system
requirements are met.
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Product Specifications
Product Specifications
ISO 9660 Disc Data Capacity (74 Minute CD)
Number
of
sessions
Size required for header
information
Size available for data/
per session
1
approximately 23 MB*
627 MB one session
5
approximately 79 MB
(approx. 23 for the first,
14 MB each of the rest)
114 MB each session
10
approximately 149 MB
(approx. 23 for the first,
14 MB each of the rest)
50 MB each session
30
approximately 430 MB
(approx. 23 for the first,
14 MB each of the rest)
7.4 MB each session
*1 MB is defined as 106 bytes
UDF 1.5 Disc Data Capacity (74 Minute CD)
530 MB for CD-RW
618 MB for CD-R
Performance
Buffer size: 991 kB to 975 kB (depending on writing mode)
Average access time (1/3 stroke): <125 ms
Data transfer rate (recording):
150 KB/s sustained (1x speed)
300 KB/s sustained (2x speed)
Data transfer rate (reading):
150 KB/s (1x speed, CLV mode)
300 KB/s (2x speed, CLV mode)
up to 900 KB/s (6x speed, CAV mode)
Error rate: < 1 frame/10 12 bits
Audio distortion: < 0.1%
Product Specifications
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120 mm and 80 mm CD-R (write-once) media
120 mm CD-RW (ReWritable) media
For a description of which CD drives can read discs created with
certain application/media combinations see the interchange
summary on page 4-5.
Interface
Electrical interface:
parallel port EPP/ECP
Loading mechanism: tray
Logical recording format (depending on application used):
ISO 9660
UDF 1.5
CD-DA
Dimensions
Height: 66 mm (2.6")
Width: 180 mm (7.1")
Depth: 284 mm (11.2")
Weight (net): 2.157 Kg (4.7 lbs)
Environmental
Temperature
operating: 10°C to 35° C (50°F to 95°F)
nonoperating: -40°C to 70° C (-40°F to 158°F)
Humidity (no condensation allowed)
operating: 10% to 80% RH
nonoperating: 5% to 90% RH
Shock and Vibration
HP Corporate Environmental Test Class B1
Power requirements
Typical usage: 10.7 W
Maximum usage: 12.4 W
Appendix A: Technical
Specifications
Discs supported
Appendix B:
Customer Support
If your own troubleshooting efforts fail, contact Customer Support. Make
sure you are at your system and have your drive installed when you call.
Phone numbers begin on page B-5. Before you contact them, have the
information below ready. For help finding this information, see page B-2.
If you receive an error message, write it down before you call.
Information
For your computer
CD-Writer Plus drive model
Drive firmware version
Drive serial number
Computer brand and model
Operating system and version
Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT
4.0 Version:
(for NT) Service Pack Number:
Amount of RAM installed
Other CD-ROM drives? yes/no
(If yes, list them)
Sound card? yes/no
Type:
Parallel port type
and system resources in use
EPP, ECP, other
IRQ _______
I/O port _______
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Appendix B: Customer
Support
Before You Call HP
B-2
Before You Call HP
Information
For your computer
Printer connected to the CDWriter Plus drive? What kind?
CD-Writer Plus in warranty? See
page xi
Where to Find This Information
CD-Writer Plus drive model
The CD-Writer Plus drive model number appears on the front of the CDWriter Plus drive, as well as on the box. Example: 7500 Series
Drive firmware version
In Windows 95 and Windows 98, the drive firmware version and model
number (above) appear in the CD-ROM settings. Right-click on the My
Computer icon, select Properties, select the Device Manager tab,
double-click on CDROM. Double-click on the CD-Writer Plus drive, and
then click on the Settings tab. Example: Firmware revision 1.00
In Windows NT, the drive firmware version and model number (above)
appear in the CD-ROM settings. Open the Control Panel. Then do one of
the following:
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Click on SCSI. Scroll down the list, double-click on ATAPI. Doubleclick on the CD-Writer Plus drive, and then click on the Settings tab.
Example: Firmware revision 1.00
■
Click on SCSI. Scroll down the list, double-click on “Shuttle parallelto-ATAPI CD.” Double-click on the CD-Writer Plus drive, and then
click on the Settings tab. Example: Firmware revision 1.00
Drive serial number
The CD-Writer Plus drive serial number appears on a sticker on the back
of the CD-Writer Plus drive.
Computer brand and model
The computer brand appears on the front of your computer and in the
documentation that came with your computer. Example: HP Pavilion
8190.
Before You Call HP
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Operating system and amount of RAM installed
In Windows 95 or Windows 98, from the Start menu on the task bar, select
Settings/Control Panel. Double-click on System. Select the General
tab. Write down the version number and the amount of memory
installed; for example: 4.00.950 and 32 MB RAM.
Other CD-ROM drives
Your computer may have come with an internal CD-ROM or you may
have purchased a CD-ROM drive. Check the documentation that came
with your computer or CD-ROM drive. Example: Mitsumi 4x CD-ROM
Sound board
Your computer may have come with a sound board and speakers or you
may have purchased them separately. Check the documentation that
came with your computer or sound board. Example: Sound Blaster
Parallel port type and system resources in use
In general, computers manufactured after January 1995 have the
required high-speed parallel port (EPP or ECP). Check the manuals that
came with your computer to confirm this. Older computers generally
have a slower standard port. Example: standard, bidirectional
In Windows 95 or Windows 98, display the Device Manager. Double-click
on Ports (COM & LPT). Double-click on the printer port, and then click
on the Resources tab. Example: I/O Range 0378-037B, Interrupt Request 7.
Appendix B: Customer
Support
In Windows NT (while signed on as Administrator), from the Start menu
on the task bar, select Programs/Administrative Tools (Common)/
Windows NT Diagnostics. Select the Version tab and write down the
version number and service pack number; for example: 4.00.1381 and
Service Pack 3. Then select the Memory tab and write down the amount
of memory listed under Physical Memory - Total; for example: 32 MB
RAM.
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HP Customer Support
HP Customer Support
If you need help with your CD-Writer Plus drive, your local reseller has the latest
information regarding HP products and services and can provide support under HP's
comprehensive menu of reseller services. If your reseller is not able to help, you can
obtain support from HP directly either through free 24-hours/day interactive electronic
services or by telephone (free during warranty). To get help with the software that came
with CD-Writer Plus, call the appropriate number listed below (free during warranty).
America Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keyword: hpstor
CompuServe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Go HPSYS
World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.hp.com/isgsupport/cdplus
Bulletin board site (8,N,1,F, 1200-28.8K baud)
Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . +31 (0)495 546909
Asia/Pacific
Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (03) 9890 0276
Korea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hitel: (02) 762-0228
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Access: Go HPK
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New Zealand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (09) 356 6642
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (02)9233233
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First Name: HP
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Last Name: BBS
HPFirst Faxback Service
Simply dial the fax number from a touch-tone phone or Group 3 fax machine and
follow the voice prompts to select the index of available support and product
information documents.
USA and Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-368-9673 or 970-635-1510
Europe
Austria (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0660 8128
Belgium (free line)
- Dutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0800 11906
- French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0800 17043
Denmark (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 10453
Finland (free line). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9800 13134
France (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05 905900
Germany (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0130 810 061
Italy (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1678 59020
Netherlands (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 022 2420
Norway (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800 11319
Spain (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 993123
Sweden (free line). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 020 795743
Switzerland (free line)
- French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 1526
- German . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 1527
United Kingdom (free line) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0800 960271
Other locations in Europe (toll line) . . . . . .+31 (0)20 681 5792
HP Customer Support
B-5
Asia/Pacific
Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (03) 9272 2627
China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (010) 6564 5735
Japan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (3) 3335 8622
Korea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (02) 769 0543
New Zealand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (09) 356 6642
Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (65) 291 7251
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (02) 719 5589
FTP Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ftp.hp.com
Login: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . anonymous
Password: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Your email address)
Directory: /pub/information_storage/surestore/cd-writer_plus
Telephone
For telephone number updates:
http://www.hp.com/cpso-support/guide/psd/cscinfo.html
USA (Support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Literature and dealer referral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 970-635-1500
During warranty period
Technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 970-635-1500
After warranty period (charges begin only when you connect to a Support Technician,
prices are subject to change without notice)
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-810-0130
(Per incident fee of $25 US dollars charged to
Visa, MasterCard or American Express)
U.S. only Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900-555-1800
($2.50 per minute/maximum of $25. You must be 18 years
of age or have parental permission to call 900 numbers.)
Use these Technical Support numbers during and after your warranty period. No charge
for technical support during warranty period. Per incident charge after warranty period.
Canada (M-F, 8:00-20:00 Eastern Time)
Technical support in English and French . . . . . . 905-206-4663
Pour assistance en français et anglais . . . . . . . . . 905-206-4663
Europe (M-F, 8:30-18:00 Central European Time)
Austria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 06 60 63 86
Belgium
- Dutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 626 88 06
- French . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 626 88 07
Czech Republic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 2 471 7321
Denmark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 29 40 99
Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 03 47 288
France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 43 62 3434
Germany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0180 52 58 143
Hungary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 1 252 4505
Ireland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 662 55 25
Italy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 02 2 641 0350
Netherlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 020 606 87 51
Appendix B: Customer
Support
E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SureStore_Support@hp.com
B-6
Returning a Drive
Norway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 11 62 99
Portugal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01 44 17 199
Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7095 923 5001
Spain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 23 21 123
Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 08 61 92 170
Switzerland (French, Italian, and German) . . . . 08 48 80 11 11
Turkey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 1 224 5925
United Kingdom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0171 512 52 02
English language support from other countries+44 171 512 52 02
Latin America
Argentina (M-F, 8:30-19:30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (54) (1) 787 8080
Brazil (M-F, 8:00-19:00) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (55) (11) 829 6612
Chile (M-F, 8:30-18:30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (56) (2) 800 360999
Mexico (M-F, 8:30-18:30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . (52) (5) 800 22 14700
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (52) (5) 800 90 52900
Venezuela (M-F, 9:00-18:00). . . . . . . . . . . . . . (58) (2) 207 8488
Asia/Pacific
Australia (M-F 7am-7pm, Melbourne Time) . . . (03) 8877 8000
China (M-F 8:30-17:30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (010)-6564 5959
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hotline (010)-6262 3888 extension 6101
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Product Service Center
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sigma Building, No. 49 Zhi Chun Road
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haidian District, Beijing 100080, P.R.C
Korea (M-F, 8:30-19:00)(02) 3270-0700 / 080-999-0700 (toll free)
New Zealand (M-F, 9am to 9pm Auckland Time) (09) 356 6640
Singapore (M-F, 9:00-17:00) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (65) 272-5300
Taiwan (M-F, 8:30-17:30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (02) 717-9609
FAX
USA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 970-667-0997
Asia/Pacific
Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (03) 9272 4099
Korea. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (02) 3270-0707
New Zealand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(+61 3) 9272 4099
Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (65) 274-2033
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (02)5140276
Returning a Drive
If your Hewlett-Packard product requires repair or replacement, call the
appropriate number for your country from the list beginning page B-5 to receive
instructions.
Index-1
Index
A
B
bi-directional parallel port 3-5, A-2, A-3
buffer size A-4
buffer underrun 3-4–3-5
cables
audio 1-7, 1-14
data 1-6, 1-14
power 1-2
printer 1-5, 1-14
capacity, CD A-4
CD Copier
changing temp directory location 8-4
disc copy option 8-4
selecting destination drive 8-3
selecting source drive 8-3
starting 8-2
test options 8-3
types of CDs that can be copied 8-1
CD layout
about 6-3
changing song order 6-8
modifying 6-8
opening 6-9
removing songs 6-8
renaming songs 6-8
saving 6-9
CD-DA 6-1
CD-R
sharing 4-3
using 4-3
CD-R sharing
created with DirectCD 4-3
created with Easy-CD Creator 4-4
CD-ROM drive
changing drive letter 3-6
cleaning CDs 2-4
identifying B-3
identifying drive letter 2-4
MultiRead 4-2
problem reading CDs 3-5
SCSI 2 3-3
using CD-RW 4-2
CD-ROM drives
recording audio 6-4
CD-ROM XA 8-2
CD-RW
audio CDs 4-3
sharing 4-2
Index
access time 3-5, A-2, A-3, A-4
adding graphics to inserts 7-6
application software
installing 1-8–1-12
uninstalling 1-12
arranging track titles 7-7
assigning drive letter 3-6
audio cable
connecting 1-7
disconnecting 1-14
Audio CD Layout window 6-4
audio CDs
CD-RW in car CD player 4-3
track-at-once mode 8-1
audio connector 1-7
audio distortion 3-3, A-4
audio tracks 6-2
combined with wave files 6-7
pre-recording to wave files 6-6
recording 6-3
automatically copying files 9-3
Simple Trax wizard 9-5
C
Index-2
sharing with standard CD-ROM 4-2
using 4-1
CDs
cannot find CD 3-6
capacity A-4
cleaning 2-4
copy prevention feature 3-3
importing into Simple Trax 9-17
inserting 2-1–2-2
maintenance 2-4
multi-session 3-5
music 1-7
power loss while writing 2-4, 3-6
problems inserting 2-2
purchasing 2-3
reading problem 3-5
removing 2-2
rewritable 2-2, A-5
searching files in Simple Trax 9-11
selecting 2-2
supported by CD-Writer drive A-4
viewing contents in Simple Trax 9-10
write-once 2-3, 3-5, A-5
CD-Writer drive
audio cable 1-7, 1-14
changing drive letter 3-6
compatibility problems 3-7
connecting 1-1–1-15
connecting to another computer 1-13,
1-14
Customer Support B-1
data cable 1-6, 1-14
dimensions A-6
disconnecting 1-13–1-14
driver files 3-8
identifying drive letter 2-4
installing application software 1-8–1-12
model number B-2
not recognized 3-6
optimizing performance 3-7, A-3
package contents 1-1
performance A-2–A-3, A-4
performance enhancement 3-5
power supply 1-2
power switch 1-3, 1-13
printer cable 1-14
returning B-6
selecting CDs 2-2
serial number B-2
sharing parallel port with printer 1-4–1-5,
3-3
supported discs A-4
system requirements A-1
using earphones or speakers 3-3
changing song order 6-8
changing text attributes 7-6
cleaning CD-Writer drive 2-4
compatibility A-1
compatibility problems 3-7
compatible parallel port 3-5, A-2, A-3
compression software 3-7
computer
identifying model B-2
processor speed A-1, A-2
system requirements A-1
connecting
audio cable 1-7
CD-Writer drive 1-1–1-15
CD-Writer drive to another computer
1-13, 1-14
data cable 1-6
power cord 1-2
connector
audio 1-7
parallel port 1-4, 1-6
printer port 1-4
contacting Customer Support B-1
contents, package 1-1
copy prevention feature 3-3
copying
audio CDs 8-1
DirectCD discs 8-2
files from CD in Simple Trax 9-15
files to CD with Simple Trax 9-2
mixed-mode CDs 8-2
photo CDs 8-2
video CDs 8-2
copying CDs
making mulitple copies 8-4
steps 8-3
copying files
scheduling 9-3
Index-3
to CD in Simple Trax 9-2
copying from CD to CD 3-3
copyright notice 6-2, 8-1
creating audio CDs 6-5
CTRL-ALT-DEL 2-3, 3-6
Customer Support, contacting B-1
customizing jewel case inserts 7-2
cycling power 1-8, 1-9, 3-1
D
E
earphones 3-3
Easy-CD Audio
Online Help 5-8, 6-10, 7-9, 8-5
wizard 6-3
Easy-CD Creator
sharing CD-R 4-4
eject button 2-1, 2-2
ejecting DirectCD discs 5-4
email 3-4
environmental specifications A-6
erasing files from CDs 5-5
error message
buffer underrun 3-4–3-5
cannot find CD 3-6
CD not recognized 1-10
unable to read 3-5
error rate A-4
event logs in Simple Trax 9-19
F
fax modem 3-4
files
copying automatically 9-3
copying from CD to hard drive 9-15
retrieving early versions 9-16
searching in Simple Trax 9-11
Index
data cable
connecting 1-6
disconnecting 1-14
defining text attributes 7-5
Device Manager 1-10, 3-6, A-1, B-2, B-3
digital audio extraction 6-4
dimensions A-6
Direct CD 3-5
DirectCD
sharing CD-R 4-3
starting 5-2
DirectCD discs
about formatting CD-RW disc 5-3
adding data 5-4, 5-5
ejecting 5-4
formatting 5-3
disaster recovery 10-1
disaster recovery set
creating 10-2
testing 10-3
disc labels
printing 7-8
disconnecting
audio cable 1-14
CD-Writer drive 1-13–1-14
data cable 1-14
printer cable 1-14
discs
sharing CD-R 4-3
sharing CD-RW 4-2
using CD-R 4-3
using CD-RW 4-1
displaying
grids 7-4
track numbers 7-8
track times 7-8
distortion
audio 3-3
video 3-4, ??–3-4
drive letter
changing 3-6
identifying 2-4
driver installation A-2
drivers
finding 3-8
Index-4
files not recovered 10-9
firmware version B-2
fitting tracks on a page 7-8
formatting DirectCD discs 5-3
G
getting started 10-1
H
Handling CDs 2-3
hard drive
access time 3-5, A-2, A-3, A-4
compression software 3-7
speed A-2
storage requirements A-1
transfer rate A-1, A-2
Help
Easy-CD Audio 5-8, 6-10, 7-9, 8-5
high-pressure air 2-4
HP VersaWriter CD drive
uninstalling 1-12
humidity specifications A-6
I
I/O channel setting A-1
importing CDs into SimpleTrax 9-17
inserting a CD 2-1–2-2
inserting objects 7-6
installing application software 1-8–1-12
installing parallel driver files 3-8
Interchange 4-5
IRQ setting A-1, A-3
J
jewel case inserts
adding graphics 7-6
editing 7-2
editing text 7-6
graphics
OLE objects 7-6
making 7-2
positioning 7-4
printing 7-8
rulers and grids, using 7-3
viewing 7-2
zooming 7-3
jewel case layout 7-2
Page menu 7-2
L
listening to music CDs 1-7
M
maintenance 2-4
making a disc copy 8-4
making multiple copies 8-4
mastering application 4-4
measuring inserts and objects 7-3
memory A-1, A-2, B-3
model number, locating B-2
modifying CD layouts 6-8
moving CD-Writer drive to another computer
1-14
MSCDEX version 3-5
MultiRead CD-ROM 4-2
multi-session CD 3-5
music CDs 1-7
playing 6-9
Index-5
N
networks 3-4
O
OLE objects 7-6
opening CD layouts 6-9
opening tray 2-1
operating system
compatible A-1
identifying version B-3
P
R
RAM. See memory
reading error 3-5
reading from CD
speed A-3, A-4
recording
CD to CD 3-3
power loss during 2-4, 3-6
while running other applications 3-4
recording audio tracks 6-3
recording wave files 6-5
recovering your data 10-4
refreshing the screen 1-11, 3-5
removing a CD 2-2
removing songs from CD layout 6-8
renaming songs in CD layout 6-8
returning a CD-Writer drive B-6
rewritable CDs 2-2, 3-5, A-5
Index
package contents 1-1
Page menu 7-2
parallel port A-6, B-3
compatible 3-5, A-2, A-3
configuration 1-10, A-1
conflicting device 1-10–??, 1-11, 1-11–
1-12, A-3
connector 1-4, 1-6
ECP 1-10, 3-5, A-2, A-3
EPP 1-10, 3-5, A-2, A-3
minimum requirements A-1
sharing 1-4–1-5, 3-3
SPP 3-5, A-2, A-3
performance A-2–A-3, A-4
optimizing 3-7, A-3
playing music CDs 6-9
positioning objects 7-4
power cord
connecting 1-2
power loss while writing 2-4, 3-6
power management feature 3-2, 3-4
power requirements A-6
power supply 1-2
light 1-2, 1-12
power switch 1-3, 1-13
power-saving mode 1-3, 1-13
problems 1-12
unplugging 1-13
power switch 1-3, 1-13
power-saving mode 1-3, 1-13
printer
compatibility problems 3-7
monitor software 3-7
problems 1-11
sharing parallel port with CD-Writer
drive 1-4–1-5, 3-3
printer cable
connecting 1-5
disconnecting 1-14
printer monitor software 3-7
printer port connector 1-4
printer status monitor software 3-5, 3-7
printing 1-5
disc labels 7-8
jewel case inserts 7-8
problems 1-11
while playing audio CDs 3-3
processor speed A-1, A-2
product certification vi
programs
uninstalling 1-12
Index-6
ruler option 7-3
S
saving CD layout 6-9
scheduling
changing a schedule 9-9
in Simple Trax 9-3
verifying a schedule 9-9
searching in Simple Trax 9-11
serial number B-2
sharing CD-R
created with DirectCD 4-3
created with Easy-CD Creator 4-4
sharing CD-R discs 4-3
sharing CD-RW discs 4-2
sharing parallel port 1-4–1-5, 3-3
Simple Trax 9-1
browsing your CD 9-10
changing a schedule 9-9
changing the display 9-19
copying files from CD 9-15
copying files to CD 9-2
early file versions 9-16
event logs 9-19
finding files on CD 9-11
importing a CD 9-17
scheduling 9-3
searching for files 9-11
using the wizard 9-5
verifying a schedule 9-9
viewing CD contents 9-10
snapping objects to grid 7-4
software
installing 1-8–1-12
uninstalling 1-12
software compression 3-7
Software Installation CD
driver files 3-8
songs
removing from CD layout 6-8
renaming 6-8
sound board 1-7, 3-3, B-3
sound system 1-7
sound-muting feature 3-3
speakers 3-3
speed
reading from CD A-3, A-4
writing to CD 3-5, A-3, A-4
switch box 1-10, 1-13, 3-2
system requirements A-1
T
temp directory
changing location 8-4
temperature specifications A-6
test options
CD Copier 8-3
text attributes
changing 7-6
defining 7-5
track column lists 7-7
track titles
arranging 7-7
track-at-once mode 8-1
tracks
combining with wave files 6-2
transfer rate A-1, A-2, A-4
tray, opening and closing 2-1, 2-2
troubleshooting
audio distortion 3-3
cable connections 1-8, 1-9–1-10, 3-1–3-2
compatibility problems 3-7
copying from CD to CD 3-3
Customer Support B-1
hardware connections 1-8, 1-9–1-10, 3-1–
3-2
inserting CDs 2-2
IRQ conflict A-3
not recognizing CD-Writer drive 1-11–
1-12
parallel port configuration 1-10–??, 1-11,
1-11–1-12, A-3
power supply 1-12
printing 1-11, 3-7
reading error 3-5
returning your CD-Writer drive B-6
Index-7
video distortion 3-4, ??–3-4
writing to CD 3-4
types of CDs that can be copied 8-1
U
uninstalling 1-12
V
vibration specifications A-6
video card 3-4, ??–3-4
video distortion 3-4, ??–3-4
viewing jewel case inserts 7-2
volume control 3-3
wave files 3-3, 6-2
combining with audio tracks 6-2
pre-recording from audio tracks 6-6
recording 6-5
specifications 6-5
windows explorer 6-4
wizard
copying files in Simple Trax 9-5
making music CDs 6-3
write-once CDs 2-3, 3-4, 3-5, A-5
writing to CD 3-3, 3-4
power loss 3-6
power loss while writing 2-4
speed 3-5, A-3, A-4
Index
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