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24X10X40

CD-RW Drive

USER’S GUIDE

24x10x40 CD-RW Drive

User’s Guide

Dear Customer:

Congratulations on the purchase of your

24x10x40 CD-ReWritable drive

. We all want to express our sincere gratitude for your decision to purchase our product, and to reaffirm our commitment to you of providing a product that is easy to install and easy to use.

You can be assured that your new product is made from the latest state-ofthe-art components and that it has also gone through the most rigorous testing and quality assurance procedures in the industry.

With an emphasis on products that revolutionize the way people interact with the new technologies around us, we continually introduce integrated solutions that enable users to take full advantage of their multimedia experience. Our ever-expanding product line covers the entire multimedia spectrum. Look to us to as the leader of providing media products ranging from sound and graphics cards, to DVD and CD-ROM drives, and even to digital imaging and mp3 audio products.

We hope you enjoy using your new product, and look forward to earning your business in the coming years.

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Copyright Statement

It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make unauthorised copies of copyright-protected material, including computer programs, films, broadcasts and sound recordings. This equipment should not be used for such purposes.

Notice:

Trademarks:

Copyright:

Warranty:

I/OMAGIC Corporation makes no warranty of any kind with regards to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular product.

I/OMAGIC Corporation shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is accurate. I/OMAGIC

Corporation is not responsible for printing or clerical errors.

Mention of third party products is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. I/OMAGIC Corporation assumes no responsibility with regards to the performance of these products.

This document contains proprietary information, which is protected by copyright (see below).

The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Windows, Windows

95/98/Me/NT/2000 and the their logos are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks and product names used within this manual are the property of their respective companies and are hereby acknowledged.

© 2001 I/OMAGIC Corp. all rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form, by any means, without prior written consent of I/OMAGIC.

I/OMAGIC Corporation warrants that the products it sells will be free from defects in materials and workmanship. Consult the warranty card for complete warranty information.

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FCC Compliance Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

• This device may not cause harmful interference, and

• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC Warning Statement

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 emit radio frequency energy and, if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause interference to radio communications. However, television reception interference can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. The user is encouraged to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver

• Connect the equipment into an outlet different from that to which the receiver is connected

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Caution

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

For Europe

“The drive is in conformity with the EMC directive and low-voltage directive.”

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Table Of Contents

Introduction.................................................................................... 6

S

PECIFICATION

...........................................................................................................7

P

ACKAGE

C

ONTENTS

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S

YSTEM

R

EQUIREMENTS

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Hardware Installation...................................................................... 9

I

NSTALLING

T

HE

D

RIVE

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Driver Installation ..........................................................................13

W

INDOWS

2000/M

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/98/95 I

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DOS

O R

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INDOWS

3.1

X

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W

INDOWS

NT 4.0 I

NSTALLATION

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S

OFTWARE

D

ESCRIPTION

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Formats Supported ......................................................................14

N

ERO

-B

U RNING

ROM

INSTALLATION

..............................................................................15

Nero-Burning ROM .........................................................................16

Before You Begin .........................................................................16

N

ERO

-B

URNING

ROM

INTERFACE

..................................................................................17

How you use Nero to create and record a CD-ROM (ISO) ....................18

How you use Nero to create and record an Audio CD..........................19

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RITING MODE

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Duplic ating a CD..........................................................................22

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COPY IF YOU

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CD”.......................................................23

S

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A

UDIO

T

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Troubleshooting .............................................................................25

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UGGESTIONS FOR

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ROBLEMS

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Error Message Descriptions............................................................29

Other Program Messages...............................................................31

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Limited Warranty ...........................................................................33

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Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the 24x10x40 CD-Rewriteable drive. We are sure that you will enjoy this product in the years to come. The CD-

Rewriteable is a high performance IDE interface CD-RW drive, implementing the ATAPI IDE standard interface with 40X (read), 24x (write) and 10X (rewrite).

The bundled CD-RW mastering software gives you the ability to archive, distribute or create your own CD’s (CD-ROM/XA), CD Bridge, Multi-session

CD, CD-I, and CD-DA from your computer’s desktop. The CD-Rewritable drive can automatically recognize the media placed in the drive, whether a CD, a

CD-R or a CD-RW disc. The application included allows you to read and premaster CD-R or CD-RW discs, plus file system (drag and drop) for archiving, data interchange and back up, on both CD-R and CD-RW discs.

User friendliness is further enhanced as the CD-Rewritable can be used as a

PnP (Plug and Play) CD-ROM drive for all PC operating systems, such as

Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows NT.

You can use the two quick select buttons to manually control music CDs without running any software programs. A standard ANSI MMC (multimedia

Command) set is also featured.

The CD-Rewritable drive supporting all writing modes extends operational versatility and CD formats (CD-DA, CD-ROM etc., include CD-UDF as standardized by OSTA). Furthermore, the erase function is supported for CD-

RW discs allowing repetitive use.

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Specification

Interface Type:

Writing Speed

Reading Speed

Loading Method

Average Access

Time:

Writing mode

Writing format

Power requirements

Installation

Temperature

Humidity

Internal E-IDE (Enhanced IDE) (conforms to ATAPI

Version 2.6).

1x, 2x, 4x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 16x, 20x, 24x (CD-R).

4x, 8x, 10x (CD-RW).

Max. 40x (CAV).

Tray.

<120 msec avg.

Disc. At Once, Session At Once, Track At Once,

Multi-session.

CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD Extra, CD-I,

Mixed Mode CD, Video CD, Photo CD, CD TEXT,

Bootable CD

DC +5V/+12V.

Horizontal/Vertical.

Operating 5ºC-40ºC, Non Operating -30ºC-65ºC.

Operating 5%-90%, Non Operating 5%-95% RH.

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Package Contents

The 24x10x40 CD-Rewritable package contains the following items :

24x10x40 CD-Rewritable Drive.

User’s Guide (This Document)

Registration Card

CD Mastering (burning) software.

Audio and Data Cables

System Requirements

Pentium Class Computer

Windows 2000/Me/98/95/NT

1 available Enhanced IDE port

32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)

32 MB Free Disk Space

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Hardware Installation

Handling Static-Sensitive Devices

The 24x10x40 CD-Rewritable drive, like all electronic equipment, is static sensitive. Please take the proper precautions when handling the drive. Avoid touching the IDE connector pins as well as the audio connector pins and the jumper pins. Keep the drive in its conductive wrapping until you are ready to install the drive in your computer.

Host Interface Connections

It is recommended that you use separate IDE ports for your hard drive and your drive. The drive should be connected to a Secondary IDE controller port as “Master”. This will ensure your hard drive’s performance and speed are not affected by having the drive on the same cable. Additionally, if you have a CD-ROM drive or a CD-R drive, you should attach it to the Primary IDE controller port as a slave drive.

Connect the internal IDE flat cable to the IDE interface card of your host.

Connect the other end to one of the IDE connectors at the rear of the CD-

Rewritable drive.

Before You Begin

The following diagram shows you the rear view of your CD-Rewritable drive.

Familiarize yourself with the drive before installing the unit into your computer. Locate where the drive will be connected first and then make sure you have all the necessary parts for the connection.

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Setting-up the “Mode Select” Jumper

On the rear panel of the CD-Rewritable drive, you will find three pairs of jumpers, CS (CSEL), SL (Slave) and MA (Master). Use the jumper cap to set the device to CS, SL or MA mode corresponding to your PC configuration (See

Figure below). The default setting is “Slave” mode. Improper or conflicting setting, will cause the unit to not be detected by your computer.

Connecting to a Primary IDE Controller

There should be at least one IDE controller (or card) on the PC motherboard.

This IDE controller supports two devices, one for the hard disk (Master), and the other for the 2 nd

hard disk or a CD-ROM drive. The hard disk should be connected to this primary IDE (Master mode) controller, as the PC needs to use the hard disk to boot up the system (unless you are using a SCSI hard drive). Make sure the CD Rewritable drive is connected to the Primary IDE

Port as the 2 nd device, which is referred to as the “Slave”. Make sure the

Mode Select Jumper is set to the SL (Slave) position in order to be used as the 2 nd device on the Primary IDE Controller.

Connecting a Secondary IDE controller

If the PC is equipped with a 2 nd IDE controller (or card) on the motherboard, each device connected to this controller should be set to either MA (Master) or SL (Slave) mode. Please set the CD-Rewritable drive to MA (Master) mode. If there is another device such as a CD-ROM connected to the secondary IDE controller, make sure it is set to the “Slave” mode. You may have to change the jumper settings on this CD-ROM. By setting the CD-

Rewritable drive to the “Master” position, you will get maximum performance.

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Installing The Drive

1 Turn off the PC.

Make sure there is no power going to your computer prior to beginning the

Hardware Installation. This is to help prevent harm to yourself as well as the risk of damage to your computer.

2 Remove the computer’s cover.

Please refer to your computer’s User’s Guide on how to remove the computer’s cover.

3 Locate an available 5 ¼ drive bay.

Locate an empty 5 ¼ drive bay within your computer. It may be necessary to remove a square iron plate. Please refer to your computer’s User’s Guide for assistance.

4 Slide the CD-Rewritable drive into the empty bay.

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5 Connect the power supply cable into the DC input connector on the back of your drive.

6 Connect the IDE cable into the E-IDE Interface connector on the back of your drive.

Connect the 40-pin IDE cable into the CD-Rewritable drive’s E-IDE connector.

Make sure to align the redlined edge of cable with Pin-1 of the IDE connector.

7 Connect the Analog cable from your Sound Card to the Audio out connector on your (If necessary).

If you have a sound card or an audio interface card, use the audio cable to connect from the sound card audio port to the CD-Rewritable drive’s Analog

Audio out connector located on the back panel.

8 Secure the CD-Rewritable drive against the chassis of your computer.

Secure the drive using four screws included in the accessory pack.

9 Re-attach the computer’s cover.

10 Reconnect all power cords to the computer.

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Driver Installation

Windows 2000/Me/98/95 Installation

There is no need to install any CD-RW device driver under Windows

2000/Me/95/98/ and NT. After completing the hardware installation section of this manual, please follow the steps below:

1 Turn on your PC to start-up your Windows 2000/Me/98/95 Operating System.

2 Windows 2000/Me/98/95 will automatically detect the new drive and load the appropriate drivers for your CD-Rewritable drive.

Note: Refer to the troubleshooting section of this manual if Windows does not automatically detect your CD-Rewritable drive.

DOS or Windows 3.1x

Note: Dos and Windows 3.X is not supported as a CD-Rewritable drive. You can “ONLY” use it as a regular CD-ROM drive. Visit our website for Dos / Windows 3.X drivers and information.

Windows NT 4.0 Installation

1 Power on your PC.

2 Log into Windows NT.

3 Once in the desktop, click on the “Start” button > “Settings” > “Control Panel” >

“Devices”.

4 Select "ATAPI" from the list and click on the "Start-up" button.

5 When you get the start-up screen, check "Boot" then click The "OK" button.

6 Repeat the same procedure with “CD-ROM” (steps 4 and 5).

7 Close the “Devices” screen and click on the “Start” button > “Shut Down” and restart the computer.

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Software Description

The bundled mastering software gives you the complete solution for making

CDs right from your desktop. Nero–Burning ROM, allows you to copy files from your computer to a recordable compact disc (Nero-Burning ROM uses a special write-once media that provides permanent data storage in a format that is readable on virtually all CD-Recordable (CD-R) and CD-ROM drives. In addition, the audio CDs you create with your CD recorder can be played in your home or car CD player. CD-RW media allows you to record and erase data on the CD, just like a floppy disk. With Nero-Burning ROM, you can:

• Burn disk images.

• Archive data.

• Back up a hard drive.

• Make CD boot disks.

• Create DOS/MAC Hybrid discs (great for cross platform software developers)

• Create UDF or UDF/ISO file system discs.

• Mixed mode CDs and many other features.

Formats Supported

Nero-Burning ROM supports the following formats:

• CD-ROM o

Compact Disc-Read Only Memory. A standard for CDs used as a digital memory medium for personal computers. The specifications for CD-ROM were first defined in the Yellow Book (see Glossary for information).

• CD-ROM XA o

XA stands for Extended Architecture. CD-ROM XA is an extension of the

Yellow Book standard (see Glossary for information), generally consistent with the ISO 9660 logical format but designed to add better audio and video capabilities so that CD-ROM can more easily be used for multimedia applications. CD-ROM XA is also the physical format for Photo CD discs.

• CD-DA o

Compact Disc-Digital Audio. Jointly developed by Philips and Sony and launched in October 1982, CD-DA was the first incarnation of the compact disc, used to digitally record and play back music at unprecedented quality. The standard under which CD-DA discs are recorded is known as the Red Book (see Glossary for information).

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• CD Extra o

A multisession CD containing audio tracks in the first session, and one CD-

ROM XA data track in the second session. Additional characteristics are defined in the Blue Book standard (see Glossary for information).

• Mixed-Mode o

A CD including both computer data and CD-DA tracks in a single session.

The data is all contained in Track 1, and the audio in one or more following tracks.

Nero-Burning ROM installation

Follow the installation instructions carefully and step by step. If you encounter a problem, refer to the troubleshooting section on this manual.

1. Power on your computer.

2. Boot into Windows.

3. Insert the Nero-Burning ROM installation CD into your CD-ROM drive.

4. The CD will automatically run and the installation program will guide you through the entire installation process.

5. Reboot your computer at the end of the installation.

Note: If the installation program does not launch automatically, follow these steps:

1. Click on the “Start” button on the task bar and select “Run”.

2. From the command prompt, type D:\Setup.exe (Where D:\ is your CD-ROM drive).

3. The installation program will guide you through the entire installation.

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Nero-Burning ROM

Nero is a very professional package that gives you many features not found in other recording software packages. In the following paragraphs, you’ll be introduce to the Nero-Burning ROM interface as well as step by step instructions on how to record CD-R / CD-RW media.

The software has extensive on-line help on all of its features and other general information. If you are looking for information, click on “Help” within the Nero-Burning ROM program and you will find a big variety of topics, including how to guides.

Before You Begin

Auto Insert Notification must be turned off before you begin. Failure to do so may result in problematic behaviour, such as system hangs and loss of data.

Turn off Auto Insert Notification for every CD drive on your IDE bus, including the CD recorder itself.

To turn off the Auto Insert Notification, follow these steps:

1. Right-click on the

My Computer icon on the desktop.

2. Select

Properties

from the menu. The System Properties dialog box opens.

3. Click on the

Device Manager

tab.

4. Click on the plus sign next to the CD-ROM icon until you see the name of your CD recorder. Select it.

5. Click on the

Properties

button. The Properties dialog box for your drive opens.

6. Click on the

Settings

tab.

7. Deselect

Auto insert notification

.

8. Click on

OK

to close the Properties dialog box.

9. Click on

OK

to close the Systems Properties dialog box.

10. Restart your system as prompted.

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Nero-Burning ROM interface

This is the screen that you’ll get when you first start Nero-Burn ROM.

From here, you’ll be able to do the following:

• Burn disc Images

• Make CD Boot Discs

• Create DOS/MAC Hybrid discs (great for cross platform software developers)

• Create UDF or UDF/ISO file system discs

• Audio CDs (with critical sound filters)

• Mixed-Mode CDs

• Support a wide range of CD-Recorder Drives

• CD to CD Copying

• Files/Directories from HD to Disc Image/CD

• Overburning

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How you use Nero to create and record a CD-ROM (ISO)

We will leave all the options with their default settings. For detailed information, please refer to the Reference Chapter in the manual. The manual is on the Nero-CD in the form of an Acrobat document.

1. Click on the CD-ROM (ISO) icon in the New Compilation dialog window, which opens after you start Nero. If you have already opened Nero, you can reach this dialog window through the icon for "New Compilation".

2. By opening the property page File Options you can switch between Mode 1 and Mode2/XA. If these settings appear dimmed/disabled, then these settings can’t be modified right now. This might for example be the case if you have created an ISO CD Mode 1 and want to continue it using Mode 2.

A CD, which has been recorded with different ISO or sector formats, might be unreadable!

3. Now click on the “New” button at the right.

4. The corresponding blank compilation window for CD-ROM opens. Using drag & drop, compile the files for the CD by clicking on the desired files in the File Browser with the mouse and then dragging them into the compilation window.

5. If the File Browser has not yet been opened, you can do that now by entering the VIEW > New File Browser command or by clicking on the File

Browser icon.

6. Now open the Write dialog. The easiest way to do this is to click on the

Write CD icon in the toolbar. You will then go to the Write CD dialog box, which will undoubtedly look familiar to you: it is the same box which you saw for the creation of a new compilation, only now the Burn property button is shown on the top.

7. You will see several boxes, of which some have already been selected. All of the preferences may now be examined and changed if necessary.

8. Note: If you wish to create a CD-ROM as a single session, you must click on the Finalize CD box. Do not click this box for a session of a multisession CD, unless it is the last session. The CD is write-protected after this. Now you may confirm by clicking on the Write button. All of the selected steps will now be carried out in sequence including the burn process. So that you can follow exactly what is happening, a status window is displayed in which the individual steps are listed.

9. As a last step, you will see a message like "burn process was successful with 2x(300 KB/s)".

10. Finally, the CD will be ejected.

11.

You may now check to see for yourself what was written onto your new

CD by re-inserting the CD and clicking on the CD info icon.

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How you use Nero to create and record an Audio CD

To write your own Audio CD, you can choose between two methods:

1. The first one Compiling .CDA audio files on-the-fly allows you to extract audio files (.cda) on-the-fly from several CDs, without having to save them first on your hard disc. This method requires Track-at-Once recording mode . This means that you will not be able to make use of some features of your CD recorder (e.g. variable pause length, CD Text or index setting) since such features are only available in disc-at-once mode.

The reason why you are able to burn such a compilation only in track-atonce mode, is that during the writing process, you may have e.g. to insert several source CDs in your CD recorder if the selected audio tracks come from different CDs. This means that the CD recorder would have "to wait" before writing the next track: you would get then a buffer underrun and the CD wouldn't be readable.

2. The second one Compiling .Wav files allows you to extract audio files from several CDs but you will have first to save them as .wav files on your hard disc. This method requires having enough space on your hard disc since about 10 MB are needed to save one minute of music! Once the files have been saved on your hard disc, you will be able to write your audio compilation in Disc-at-Once mode . Using the Disc-at-Once recording mode, you will be able to make use of features such as variable pause length settings, index setting.... etc.

Writing mode: Track-at-Once

We will leave all the options with their default settings. For detailed information, please refer to the Reference Chapter in the Nero-Burning ROM’s manual. Follow carefully the instructions.

1. Click on the Audio-CD icon in the New Compilation dialog window, which opens after you start Nero. If you have already opened Nero, you can reach this dialog window through the icon for "New Compilation".

2. Now click on the new button at the right. The corresponding blank compilation window for Audio CD opens.

3. If the File Browser has not yet been opened, you can do that now by entering the VIEW > New File Browser command or by clicking on the File

Browser icon.

4. Insert in your drive the first CD you want to extract audio tracks from.

5. In the Nero file browser or in the Explorer click on the drive letter corresponding to the drive you insert the original CD in. The contents of your CD will be displayed.

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6. Using drag & drop, compile the files by clicking on the desired files with the mouse and then dragging them into the audio compilation window.

Note: By compiling the selected audio tracks, Nero will analyze the track’s information. You will be asked to give a name to each CD you want to extract audio tracks from.

7. If you want to extract audio files from a second CD, just insert now the second CD and compile the files in the same way you did it in step 6. If the first CD you have inserted was the only CD you wanted to extract files from, just continue with step 8.

8. Once you have compiled all audio data, open the Write CD dialog. The easiest way to do this is to click on the Write CD icon in the toolbar. You will then go to the Write CD dialog box, which will undoubtedly look familiar to you: it is the same box which you saw for the creation of a new compilation, only now the Burn property sheet is shown on the top.

9. You will see several boxes, of which some have already been selected. All of the preferences may now be examined and changed if necessary.

Important: Audio data that have been compiled on-the-fly without being first saved as wave files, can only be written in track-at-once mode. This means that you will not be able to make use of some features of your CD recorder (e.g. CD Text, variable pause length, or index setting) since such features are only available in disc-at-once mode.

10. Confirm by clicking on Write. If the compiled audio tracks have been extracted from several CDs, a message will be displayed during the burn process asking you to insert the CD corresponding to the track Nero is ready to write.

11. Finally, the CD will be ejected.

12. You may now check to see for yourself what was written onto your new

CD by re-inserting the CD and clicking on the CD info icon.

Important: if your audio CD contains crackling noises or sounds strangely distorted, you have most likely trouble with the so-called "Audio Jitter". These problems are case by hardware failures to read audio data correctly. Please refer to “Checking the audio features of your CD-ROM drive and CD ROM-

Read speed settings”.

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Writing mode: Disc-at-Once

We will leave all the options with their default settings. For detailed information, please refer to the Reference Chapter in the Nero-Burning ROM manual. Follow carefully the instructions.

1. If the audio tracks you want to write to a CD are not in a Wav. Format, please save them first into this format (see Saving audio tracks).

2. Click on the Audio-CD icon in the New Compilation dialog window, which opens after you start Nero. If you have already opened Nero, you can reach this dialog window through the icon for "New Compilation". On the property sheets, the Audio-CD card is on the top.

3. Now click on the “New” button at the right.

4. The corresponding blank compilation window for Audio CD opens. If the

File Browser has not yet been opened, you can do that now by entering the VIEW > New File Browser command or by clicking on the File Browser icon.

5. Using drag & drop, compile the files for the Audio CD by clicking on the desired files in the File Browser with the mouse and then dragging them into the compilation window.

6. Now open the Write CD dialog. The easiest way to do this is to click on the

Write CD icon in the toolbar. You will then go to the Write CD dialog box, which will undoubtedly look familiar to you: it is the same box which you saw for the creation of a new compilation, only now the Burn property sheet is shown on the top.

7. You will see several boxes, of which some have already been selected. All of the preferences may now be examined and changed if necessary.

8. Confirm by clicking on Write.

9. Finally, the CD will be ejected.

10. You may now check to see for yourself what was written onto your new

CD by re-inserting the CD and clicking on the CD info icon.

Important: if your audio CD contains crackling noises or sounds strangely distorted, you have most likely trouble with the so-called "Audio Jitter". These problems are case by hardware failures to read audio data correctly. Please refer to “Checking the audio features of your CD-ROM drive and CD ROM-

Read speed settings”.

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Duplicating a CD

You can choose between two methods if you want to copy a CD.

1. The image copy: The original CD will be read from the recorder and

Nero will then create and save an image file, with the contents of your

CD, to e.g. your hard disk. In a third step, Nero writes the image file onto a blank CD-R / CD-RW.

2. The copy on-the-fly: Nero will read directly from your CD-ROM drive and write to your recorder, without creating an image file on your hard disk

It's hard to give general advice on when to use ” On The Fly “ and when to use “ Image Copy “. The following list can give you some hints:

Choose “Image Copy ” if you:

1. Want the best possible reproduction (especially concerning audio tracks)

2. Have enough time for an image copy, which takes somewhat longer than an “ On The Fly “ copy.

3. Have enough free space on a hard disk to store the CD image (you will possibly need several hundred megabytes!).

4. Want to write multiple copies of a CD.

5. Expect read errors on the source CD (for example: scratches and dust on CD).

6. Want to copy mixed mode (a data track and one or more audio tracks)

CDs. This is because some CD-ROM drives have an unholy tendency to

“hang up“ (that means they don’t respond any longer to SCSI/DIE commands most likely crashing your computer) while reading blocks between the data and the audio track of a mixed mode CD. If this happens while an “On The Fly“ copy takes place your destination CD will be crushed by a “Buffer Underrun”.

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Choose “On The Fly ” copy if you:

1. Don’t have much time.

2. Don’t have enough free space on your hard disk (hint: 1 minute of audio takes about 10 MB and a CD image file may be several hundred

MB long!).

3. Want to copy a CD-ROM (no audio tracks) and trust the error correction capabilities of your CD-ROM drive.

4. Want to copy mixed mode (a data track and one or more audio tracks)

CDs and are pretty sure (by experience?) that your CD-ROM drive will read audio tracks perfectly and won’t “hang up“ (see above) between the data and audio track of a mixed mode CD.

5. Don’t care if audio index positions get lost.

6. Have lots of empty CD recordables CD-R.

7. Nero versions 3.0 or higher are capable of burning “On The Fly“ copies using a CD-ROM drive as input device. You don’t need several hundred megabytes of free volume space on your hard disk any longer and will be able to copy CDs much faster. That’s the good news.

Step by step instructions on “How to Copy a CD”

We will leave all the options with their default settings. For detailed information, please refer to the Nero-Burning ROM Reference Chapter in the manual. Follow the instructions carefully.

1. Click on the CD-Copy icon in the New Compilation dialog window, which opens after you start Nero. If you have already opened Nero, you can reach this dialog window through the icon for "New

Compilation". On the property sheets, the Burn card is on the top.

2. Click on the property sheet Copy options to select the copy method you want.

3. Insert the original CD in your recorder or in your CD-ROM drive, depending on whether you have selected the copy “ On-The-Fly ” method or the " Image-Copy " method.

4. By clicking on the CD Copy button, the Write CD dialog box will open.

5. Now you may confirm by clicking on the Copy CD button. All of the selected steps will now be carried out in sequence including the burn process. So that you can follow exactly what is happening, a status window is displayed in which the individual steps are listed.

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6. As a last step, you will see a message like "burn process was successful with 2x(300 KB/s)".

7. Finally, the CD will be ejected.

8. You may now check to see for yourself what was written onto your new CD by re-inserting the CD and clicking on the CD info icon.

Important: If your audio CD contains crackling noises or sounds strangely distorted, you have most likely trouble with the so-called "Audio Jitter". These problems are case by hardware failures to read audio data correctly. Please refer to checking the audio features of your CD-ROM drive and CD ROM-Read speed settings

Saving Audio Tracks

The tracks on your audio CDs are in CDA format. You can save these tracks onto your system as WAV files. To do this, follow the instructions below:

1. Insert an audio CD into the CD Rewritable drive.

2. From the main Nero Burning Rom window, select “CD-Recorder” from the toolbar.

3. Select “Save Track…” from the drop down menu.

4. Use your mouse to select the audio tracks you want to convert to WAV format. (To select multiple tracks, hold the Ctrl button while selecting with the mouse).

5. Make sure you choose (browse) a path to where you want to save the tracks.

6. Press the “Save” button to begin saving the tracks to your hard drive.

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Troubleshooting

To help you identify and resolve some problems you may encounter with

Nero-Burning ROM, this chapter provides the following information.

Suggestions for Resolving Common Problems

Error Message Descriptions

Other Program Messages

Using the Online Help

Suggestions for Resolving Common Problems

The following section describes common problems you may encounter, along with some suggestions for resolving them. You can find a detailed list of errors and additional updates from Nero’s website at http://www.nero.com

My CD-Rewritable Drive is not found by Windows 98/95/2000

If you are connecting the CD-ROM drive to the motherboard, read this:

Make sure that there are no conflicts, both Primary and Secondary IDE controllers are present and without yellow exclamations marks. To check the status of your IDE controllers, click on the Start button > Settings > Control

Panel > System > Hardware (for Windows 2000) > Device Manager (under the Hard Disk Controllers category). Yellow exclamation marks on the IDE controllers mean that the device is not working properly, not install properly or have a resource conflict with another device. Some retail version of

Windows 98/95 may not recognize some of the IDE controllers. This can result in IDE devices (such as CD-ROM drives) not being detected or disappearing from the PC.

There are several ways to correct the problems.

If the Primary or Secondary IDE controllers are not present, read this:

Your controllers are not set-up properly and you need to get a patch from your motherboard manufacture or check your BIOS set-up and make sure that both onboard IDE controllers are enable

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If the Primary and Secondary IDE controllers are present but they have yellow exclamation marks, read this:

The protected-mode driver for the hard disk controller was not properly initialised when you started Windows previously. When this occurs, a NOIDE entry is placed in the registry, preventing Windows from making future attempts to initialise the protected-mode driver. You might try to resolve the problem by editing your Registry.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry

Editor can be solved.

“ Use Registry Editor at your own risk.”

NOTE: You should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and

User.dat) before you edit the registry.

Go to the Start button then Run and type REGEDIT Then go to the following directories to remove the NOIDE entry if it is listed. Once removed reboot system.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\VXD\IOS

After you update the registry, restart Windows. Windows will then attempt to initialize the protected-mode driver for the controller. If no problems are encountered, the file system and virtual memory will operate in 32-bit mode, and Device Manager will not display an exclamation point in a yellow circle for the IDE channels. If the protected-mode driver is not initialized properly, an error message will be displayed and the NOIDE registry entry will be recreated. Windows will use the MS-DOS compatibility mode file system the next time you start the computer.

If the CD-ROM drive is connected to a sound card or controller card, read this:

Make sure the sound card or controller card are install properly, working properly and compatible with Windows 98/95. We do not recommend the use of a sound card with Our CD-Rewritable drive.

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Problems Reading Recordable CDs

If you have successfully written a CD but have problems reading it, there are a number of possible reasons:

♦ If the CD can be read on the CD recorder but not on a standard CD-

ROM drive, check in Disc Info and Tools to make sure that the session containing the data you just wrote is closed. CD-ROM drives cannot read data from a session, which is not closed.

♦ If your CD is ejected, or you receive an error message, or you have random problems accessing files from the CD, the problem may be that your CD-ROM drive is not well calibrated to read recordable CDs or does not support CD-R / CD-RW media.

♦ If you recorded the CD using the DOS filenames option in the File

Names tab, but there are nonetheless difficulties in reading back the

CD on DOS or Windows® 3.1 system, it may be that you have an older version of MSCDEX (before version 2.23) on your system.

Problems Reading Multisession CDs

If you can see only data recorded in the first session on the CD but not in subsequent sessions, it may be that:

• You recorded the CD in CD-ROM (Mode 1) format, while your multisession CD-ROM drive only recognizes CD-ROM XA (Mode 2) multisession CDs. See the chapter on How to Make a Multisession

CD.

Or,

• Your CD-ROM drive does not support multisession at all.

If you can see only data recorded in the last session, you may have forgotten to link your new data with data previously recorded on the CD. Make sure to import the session before writing to the CD. See the online help for more details.

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CD-ROM Drive Incompatibility with Recordable CDs

Sometimes, it appears that you wrote a CD without trouble and can read it on your CD recorder. However, when you put it in a standard CD-ROM drive, the

CD is ejected, or you get error messages such as “ N o CD-ROM” or “Not ready reading” , or you have random problems accessing some files or directories.

You may find that the problems vanish completely when reading the CD on a different CD-ROM drive.

This maybe due to compatibility problems with some CD-ROM drives, especially older ones. Some CD-ROM drives' lasers are not calibrated to read recordable CDs, whose surface is different from that of factory-pressed CDs.

If your CD-ROM drive reads mass-produced (silver) CDs but not recordable

CDs, check with the CD-ROM drive manufacturer to determine whether this is the problem. In some cases, an upgrade is available which will resolve the problem.

The combination of CD brand and CD recorder can make a difference. Use only good quality CD-R or CD-RW media.

Which Nero Releases supports Windows 2000?

The first Nero release, which supports Windows 2000, is Nero 4.0.8.3. To find out what version of Nero you have, click on “Help” from the main Nero

Burning Rom window and select “About Nero”. You can update your version of

Nero by going to www.nero.com

Does Nero cause a problem if I update from Windows NT to Windows 2000?

Yes, because the Nero driver for Windows NT does not work under Windows

2000.

Please uninstall Nero before you upgrade to Windows 2000.

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Error Message Descriptions

The following is a list of error messages you may encounter, along with descriptions and suggestions for resolving them. See also the online help for a listing of additional error messages.

Buffer underrun at sector....

CD writing is a real-time process, which must run constantly at the selected recording speed, without interruptions. The CD recorder's buffer is constantly filled with a reserve of data waiting to be written so that small slowdowns or interruptions in the flow of data from the computer do not interrupt writing.

This message indicates that for some reason, the flow of data from hard disk to CD recorder was interrupted long enough for the CD recorder's buffer to be emptied, and writing was halted. If this occurs during an actual write operation rather than a test, your CD may be damaged.

To avoid buffer underruns, make sure that no screen savers or other

Terminate and Stay Resident (TSR) utilities are active (they can momentarily interrupt operations) and that your working hard disk cannot be accessed via a network.

Also, the CD recorder’s position in the IDE bus or the cable length between the computer and CD recorder may cause data slow-downs. Try connecting the CD recorder as the master on the IDE bus and, if possible, use a shorter

IDE cable between the CD recorder and the host adapter.

The current CD already contains a closed audio session. If you continue you may have problems reading the last audio session on some CD audio players. Continue anyway?

Under the Red Book standard for audio CDs, all audio tracks must be written in a single session. If you add audio tracks in more than one session, playback results will be unpredictable. Most CD-ROM drives will play back all audio tracks on a CD even if they are recorded in several sessions. Most home and car CD players can only play the tracks in the first session.

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The current CD already contains tracks and or sessions that are incompatible with the requested operation.

This error appears if you are trying to add data in a different format to a CD that contains data, such as trying to add a CD-ROM XA session to a CD that contains a CD-ROM session. A CD containing both formats is unreadable, so you are not allowed to record the different session type.

The current CD contains a session that is not closed. Close the session before writing further data to the disc.

CD-ROM drives can only read back one data track per session, so avoid recording another data track in an open session.

The currently selected source CD-ROM drive or CD recorder cannot read audio in digital format.

Reading audio tracks in digital format is not the same as playing the music.

Few CD-ROM drives can read audio tracks in digital format.

The destination CD is smaller than the source.

There is not enough room on the recordable CD to copy the source CD. Try recording to a blank CD. Use 74-minute media instead of 60-minute media.

Some CDs cannot be copied due to the TOC overhead in CD recorders and also due to the calibration zone overhead. See PCA in Glossary.

Error reading the Table of Contents (TOC) or Program Memory Area (PMA) from the CD.

Do not try and write to this CD. It has serious problems, and may have been damaged during a previous write. If this is a CD-RW media, erase it and try again.

MSCDEX Errors

Versions of MSCDEX prior to 2.23 had problems with filenames containing illegal characters. If a directory contains a filename with an illegal character, you can see all the files by doing a DIR from DOS and can open the illegallynamed file; however, one or more files listed after the illegal one may not be accessible or may give errors.

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The selected CD track is longer than the image file.

The verify fails immediately because the source ISO 9660 image and the ISO

9660 track on CD are not the same size.

The selected CD track is shorter than the image file.

The verify fails immediately because the source ISO 9660 image and the ISO

9660 track on CD are not the same size.

The selected disc image file was not prepared for the current CD. Write anyway?

(This is not likely to produce a readable CD!)?

These errors occurs if you prepared the disc image file for a blank CD and are now trying to record it to a CD containing data, or vice-versa. In either case, you would write a CD that cannot be read at all because the CD addresses calculated for the disc image are wrong for this CD.

Other Program Messages

The following is a list of other program messages you may encounter, along with their descriptions.

Adding files to CD image...

As part of the process of preparing to record, Nero-Burning ROM is creating a database of the files to be written to CD.

Fixing up...

The files in the Data Track list are checked on the hard disk for potential problems, such as hard disk corruption, and their length is computed in preparation for writing.

Generating ISO 9660 image file...

A disc image is being written to hard disk, because Write on-the-fly is deselected or Write disc image is selected in the General tab.

Initialising

The CD recorder’s laser is calibrated and the CD is checked in preparation for writing. If there are no problems, writing begins immediately.

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Loading files from previous track to make linked multisession....

This message appears when you choose to make a linked multisession CD.

During this process, the ISO 9660 file system information is loaded from the track you chose in the Load Contents tab so that it can be linked with the new files to be recorded.

Mounting...

The ISO 9660 disc structure is prepared on hard disk. This generates a large temporary file in your set temporary directory.

Using the Online Help

You will find most of the information you need to use Nero-Burning ROM in the Manual folder within the Nero-Burning ROM CD. Also you can open the

Nero-Burning ROM program and go to the Help Topics from the Help menu to get started. More information and help with Nero can be found at www.ahead.de

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Limited Warranty

Hardware Limited Warranty

This product is warranted to be free from failures due to defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of original purchase as evidenced by a copy of the purchase receipt. During the warranty period,

I/OMagic at its sole discretion will repair or replace at no charge, the product that, in its opinion, is defective. The original purchaser is responsible for packing the product for shipment and for the charges to ship the failed product.

If the failed product has been modified in any way without the consent of

I/OMagic or if the failure is the result of misuse, abuse, or misapplication,

I/OMagic has no obligation to repair or replace the failed product.

Except as expressly provided above, the hardware and accompanying written materials (including the Users Guide) are provided as is without warranty of any kind including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The specifically does not warrant the operation of the hardware and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages arising out of the use or inability to use such product even if has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or incidental damage, so the above limitation may not apply.

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