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Creative PC-DVD™
5X Drive
User Guide
On-line Version
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Getting Started
Creative PC-DVD™ 5X Drive
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Contents
Introduction .....................................................................3
Before You Begin.............................................................................................. 3
System Requirements........................................................................... 3
Document Conventions ........................................................................ 4
Text............................................................................................ 4
Icons .......................................................................................... 4
PC-DVD 5X Drive..............................................................5
Front Panel......................................................................................................... 5
Rear Panel.......................................................................................................... 6
Cables ................................................................................................................ 6
Installing Your PC-DVD 5X Drive.......................................7
Step 1: Learn the Windows 95 Version........................................................... 7
Step 2: Install the Drive in Your Computer..................................................... 7
Step 3: Connect PC-DVD to Your Computer.................................................. 9
Secondary IDE Connector.................................................................... 9
Secondary IDE Connector with CD-ROM Drive ............................... 9
Primary IDE Connector with Hard Disk Drive................................. 10
Installing Software..........................................................12
Windows 95..................................................................................................... 12
Enabling DMA Transfer (Windows 95 OSR2) .................... 13
Windows 98..................................................................................................... 13
Windows NT ................................................................................................... 13
Technical Specifications ...............................................14
Troubleshooting .............................................................15
Sound............................................................................................................... 15
PC-DVD Drive................................................................................................ 15
Video................................................................................................................ 16
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of Creative PC-DVD™ 5X drive! This guide
provides you with information on how to install and operate the PC-DVD 5X drive.
Before You Begin
The README file on the driver diskette contains information and changes that were
not available at the time of printing. Read the file before you continue.
You may want to make a backup copy of the diskette before you begin.
System Requirements
Miniumum system requirements for PC-DVD Encore are as follows:
❑ A Pentium® 100 MHz PC or compatible
❑ 16 MB RAM
❑ 1 MB available hard disk space
❑ SVGA graphics adapter with 2 MB RAM (minimum 800x600 at 256 colors,
16-bit color support recommended)
❑ Enhanced IDE connector on the motherboard or PCI interface card (bus
mastering with DMA support recommended)
❑ Drive bay (half-height) for the Creative PC-DVD drive (drive rails may be
required for some systems and are not included)
❑ Microsoft® Windows® 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT®
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Document Conventions
The following conventions help you locate and identify the information you need.
Text
Text Element
Use
bold
Text that must be entered exactly as it appears.
italic
On the DOS command line, italic text represents information you
are to provide, usually described in a list following the command.
Also, word or phrase that is being defined; title of a book or manual.
UPPERCASE
Key name, directory name, file name, or acronym.
Icons
Icon
Use
Note.
Warning.
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PC-DVD 5X Drive
PC-DVD represents a breakthrough in optical disc technology. A digital video disc
(DVD) has a maximum data capacity more than twenty-five times that of an ordinary
CD—a full length movie with digital audio can be placed on a single disc! Your
PC-DVD 5X drive can play not only the lastest DVD movies but also CD formats such
as audio CDs, CD-ROM software, and CD-R.
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments, or performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Do not open the PC-DVD drive case.
Front Panel
The appearance of your PC-DVD drive’s front panel may differ from the
figure shown.
Stereo Phone jack
connects headphones
or powered speakers.
Disc tray
is a motorized loading system on
which DVDs or CDs are placed. To
eject the tray, press the Eject button.
Eject button
ejects or closes the disc tray. To
eject the disc tray, exit an
application accessing the PC-DVD
drive before you press the button.
Busy indicator
lights up whenever
the drive is reading
data from a disc.
Eject hole
can be used to eject the disc
tray by inserting and pushing a
straightened paper clip into
the Eject hole as shown below.
Volume control
adjusts the volume of headphones or
powered speakers connected to the
fStereo Phone jack. This control does not
effect the audio from devices (such as
speakers) connected to your audio card.
NOTE:
Turn off the power to your computer before
inserting the paper clip into the Eject hole.
Pull the ejected
tray out gently.
Avoid using
excessive force to
pull out the tray as
this may damage
your drive
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Rear Panel
CD Audio connector
sends audio from the PC-DVD
drive to the audio card when
connected by a CD audio cable
(or to the Dxr2 decoder card
when present).
Enhanced IDE Data connector
transfers data between the PC-DVD drive
and devices, such as your computer’s
hard disk and motherboard, when
connected by an IDE data cable.
Power In connector
connects an electrical
power cable from your PC
power supply to the drive.
Digital Audio connector
connects to a digital audio tape
(DAT) or professional audio
system for digital recording.
Note: This connector follows
the EBU-IEC958 standard set
by the European Broadcast
Union (EBU).
Master
(default)
Slave
Master/Slave jumper
sets the PC-DVD drive as
master or slave when you
connect it to another
PC-DVD or CD-ROM drive.
Note: Cable Select is
reserved and must not be
used.
Cables
Your PC-DVD 5x drive includes:
❑ Audio cable
❑ IDE data cable
Audio cable
IDE data cable
connects the PC-DVD drive to the
motherboard or IDE interface card.
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Installing Your PC-DVD 5x Drive
Step 1: Learn the Windows 95 Version
If your operating system is Windows 98 or Windows NT, skip this step and go
to “Step 2: Install the Drive in Your Computer” on page 7
How you install Creative PC-DVD Encore may be determined by your version of
Windows 95. If you do not know your version number, follow this step to learn it. If
you already know your version number, go to “Step 2: Install the Drive in Your
Computer” on page 7.
To obtain the Windows 95 version number:
1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
2. On the Control Panel, double-click the System icon.
Your Windows 95 version number is displayed in the General tab page of the
Systems Properties dialog.
3. Note the version number:
❑ 4.00.950
❑ 4.00.950A
❑ 4.00.950B
4. Shut down Windows 95 and switch off the power.
5. Proceed to “Step 2: Install the Drive in Your Computer.”
Step 2: Install the Drive in Your Computer
1. Turn off the power to your computer and any connected devices. Disconnect the
power cord from the electrical source.
Set the Master/Slave jumpers to Master (default) as shown in the figure
on page 6, unless you know that you will be connecting to the Primary
IDE connector with the hard disk drive.
2. Touch a metal surface on the computer to ground yourself and discharge any
static electricity.
3. Remove the cover from the computer.
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4. Insert the PC-DVD drive into the
drive bay as shown.
You may want to connect the
cables as described below before
you insert the drive into the bay.
Then, feed the cables through the
bay as you insert the drive.
5. Connect a PC power cable to the
PC-DVD drive. The computer’s
power supply is usually located
in a rear corner; several power
cables extend from the box with
connectors available for internal
devices.
Power In
connector
Power cable
6. Connect the IDE data cable
to the PC-DVD drive.
Note: Align the colored
stripe on the IDE data cable
to pin 1 of the IDE data
connector..
Pin1
Colored
stripe
IDE data
connector
IDE data
cable
7. Connect the audio cable to
the PC-DVD drive. Connect
the other end of the audio
cable to your audio card.
Audio
cable
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Step 3: Connect PC-DVD to Your Computer
You can now connect the PC-DVD drive to the IDE controller on your computer’s
motherboard. The motherboard should have two IDE connectors: Primary is usually
used by your hard disk drive; secondary is used by devices such as CD-ROM drives.
Refer to your computer’s documentation for the location of the IDE connectors.
Connect the PC-DVD drive to one of the following:
❑ Secondary IDE connector (recommended)
See “Secondary IDE Connector,” below.
❑ Secondary IDE connector with CD-ROM drive
See “Secondary IDE Connector with CD-ROM Drive” on page 9.
❑ Primary IDE connector with hard disk drive
See “Primary IDE Connector with Hard Disk Drive” on page 10.
Secondary IDE Connector
To connect the PC-DVD drive to the secondary IDE connector:
1. Set the the PC-DVD drive as the master drive by
placing the jumper block as shown.
2. Locate the secondary IDE connector on the
motherboard.
Master
Slave
3. Connect the IDE data cable to the secondary
(default)
IDE connector, align the colored stripe on the
cable to pin 1 of the IDE connector.
4. Connect the PC-DVD audio cable to your audio card (see your audio card’s
documentation for instructions).
5. Slide the drive back into place and use the screws provided to secure it to the
computer.
Secondary IDE Connector with CD-ROM Drive
To connect to the secondary IDE connector with a CD-ROM drive:
1. Locate the secondary IDE connector on the motherboard.
2. Set the jumpers on the PC-DVD drive as master and the jumpers on the
CD-ROM drive as slave (see the figure on page 6).
3. Connect the PC-DVD drive to the CD-ROM drive with the IDE data cable as
shown below.
Connect your new PC-DVD drive to the secondary IDE connector using the IDE
data cable as shown below. Daisy-chaining the PC-DVD drive with a CD-ROM
drive may be used with Windows 95 OSR2 (version 4.00.950B) only—it is not
recommended for other versions of Windows 95.
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4. Connect the audio cable to your audio card (see the audio card’s documentation
for instructions).
PC-DVD drive
(master)
IDE data
connector
Pin 1
Power
cable
Colored
stripe
CD-ROM drive
(slave)
Pin 1
Audio cable
Power
cable
CD audio cable
Note: Align the colored stripe on
the IDE data cable to pin 1 of the
drives’ IDE data connectors.
To secondary
IDE connector.
5. Slide the drives into place and secure them to the computer using the screws
provided.
6. Proceed to “Step 3: Connect PC-DVD to Your Computer” on page 9.
Primary IDE Connector with Hard Disk Drive
To connect the PC-DVD drive to the primary IDE connector with the hard disk:
1. Back up the files on your hard disk drive before you proceed.
2. Set the jumpers on the PC-DVD drive and the hard disk drive (see page 6). Set
the hard disk drive to master; set the PC-DVD drive to slave.
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3. Connect the power cable and IDE data cable to your hard disk drive.
PC-DVD drive
(slave)
Pin 1
Power
cable
Hard disk drive
(master)
Audio
cable
IDE data
cable
Power
cable
Note: Align the colored
stripe of the IDE data cable
to pin 1 of the hard disk
drive’s data connector.
To primary IDE
connector.
4. Connect the PC-DVD audio cable to your audio card (see figure on page 8).
5. Slide the drives back into place and secure them to the computer (screws are
provided for the PC-DVD drive).
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Installing Software
Windows 95
The instructions that follow show the installation in Windows 95 and
Windows 95 OSR2. If you are not sure which version you have, see “Step 1:
Learn the Windows 95 Version” on page 7.
To install the driver and software manually, click Start on the Taskbar, select Settings,
and click on Control Panel. On the Control Panel, double click on the Add New
Hardware icon and follow the on-screen instructions.
For versions 4.00.950 and 4.00.950A:
1. Restart your computer. When
Windows 95 starts, new
hardware is automatically
detected and the New Hardware
Found dialog is displayed.
Follow the instructions.
2. Insert the PC-DVD diskette into
floppy disk drive A or B.
3. Select “Driver from disk
provided by the hardware
manufacturer” and click OK.
4. In the Install From Disk dialog, type A:\
(or B:\) and click OK to copy the driver to
the hard disk.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the installation.
6. Windows may prompt you to restart your
computer, remove the diskette from the
floppy disk drive and click Yes. If the prompt does not appear, remove the
diskette from the disk drive and restart your computer.
For Windows 95 version 4.00.950B (OSR2):
1. Restart your computer. When Windows 95 starts, it automatically detects the
new hardware installed in your computer.
2. Insert the Creative PC-DVD diskette into your floppy disk drive and click Next.
3. When Windows 95 prompts you for the device driver, click the Finish button.
4. On the Insert Disk dialog, click the OK button.
5. On the Copying Files dialog, type A:\ (A:\ is your floppy disk drive) and click OK
to copy the device drivers to your hard disk.
6. When Windows prompts you to restart your system, remove the diskette from the
floppy disk drive, select the Yes option, and click the OK button.
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Enabling DMA Transfer (Windows 95 OSR2)
Enabling DMA transfer improves the smoothness of the video display.
To enable DMA transfer:
1. Click the Start button on the Windows 95 Taskbar, select Settings, and click
Control Panel.
2. On the Control Panel, double-click the System icon.
3. On the System Properties page, click the Device Manager tab.
4. On the Device Manager tab page, double-click CDROM, then select Creative
PC-DVD.
5. Click the Properties button.
6. On the PC-DVD drive’s properties dialog, click the Settings tab.
7. In the Options group, select the DMA check box.
Windows 98
The following instructions describe the installation of the PC-DVD drivers in
Windows 98.
To install in Windows 98:
1. The Windows 98 Add New Hardware Wizard automatically detects the PC-DVD
drive and attempts to locate the driver media. Insert the PC-DVD diskette and
click the Next button.
2. Select the Search For The Best Driver For Your Device (Recommended) option
and click Next.
3. Clear all check boxes and check only the Specify a Location check box. Type or
click the Browse button and point to the driver path: D:\ (D: represents your
floppy disk drive). Click Next.
4. Click the Next button to install the Windows 98 drivers.
5. Click the Finish button when the installation is complete.
6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Windows NT
To install in Windows NT 4.0
1. Click Start on the Taskbar, select Settings, and click on Control Panel.
2. On the Control Panel, double-click the Multimedia icon.
3. On the Audio Devices tab page, click the Add option, and choose the
Unlisted or Updated Driver option. Click the OK button.
4. Insert the PC-DVD installation CD and follow the instructions for each
screen to complete the installation.
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Technical Specifications
Average Access Time (random)
❑ DVD 140 msec
❑ CD
90 msec
Buffer Memory
512 KB
Data Capacity
❑ DVD One-sided/single layer: 4.7 GB
One-sided/double layer: 8.5 GB
❑ CD
748 MB (Mode 2)
656 MB (Mode 1)
Data Transfer Rate (Sequential)
❑ DVD 6,760 KB/sec (5X)
❑ CD
4,800 KB/sec max. (32X)
Disc Formats Supported
❑ CD:
CD-Audio
CD-ROM
CD-ROM/XA
CD-I
CD-I Ready
CD-I Bridge
CD-WO
CD-RW
Photo CD
Video CD
Enhanced Music CD
❑ DVD:
DVD-5
DVD-9
DVD-10
DVD-R
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Troubleshooting
Sound
PROBLEM
Cause
Solution
No sound from speakers.
This may be caused by one of the following:
❑ The audio cable or speakers are not connected properly.
❑ The volume is not adjusted to an audible level.
❑ The drive may be faulty.
Try one of the following:
❑ Ensure that the PC-DVD drive and audio card are connected as
shown in the figures in “Step 2: Install the Drive in Your Computer”
on page 7. Also, ensure that speakers are connected to the audio
card’s Speaker Out jack.
Click Start on the Taskbar, select Programs, select Accessories, select
Multimedia, and click on Media Player. Open the Device menu and
click on CD Audio. Adjust the volume control slider, if necessary.
Or, if a speaker icon is displayed in the right end of the Taskbar, click
the icon to display the volume control; make sure the Mute checkbox
is clear and adjust the volume control slider as needed.
❑ Connect your headphones to the Stereo Phone jack on the front panel
of the PC-DVD drive. If there is no sound from the headphones when
an audio CD is playing in the PC-DVD drive, consult your dealer
about the possibly faulty drive.
PC-DVD Drive
PROBLEM
Cause
Solution
PROBLEM
Cause
Solution
PROBLEM
Cause
Solution
Following hardware installation, the following message appears:
“Unable to locate DVD-ROM drive assume drive D:. Error1”
The PC-DVD drive may not have been configured by Windows 95 or
may be disconnected.
❑ Check the cable connections.
❑ Run the Windows 95 Add New Hardware wizard and allow Windows
95 to detect and install the PC-DVD drive.
The PC-DVD drive is not switched on when the system is restarted.
The power cable is not connected.
Ensure that the power cable is connected to the drive.
PC-DVD drive is not detected.
The IDE data cable is not connected correctly.
Ensure that the IDE data cable is connected properly to the drive and the
computer.
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PROBLEM
Cause
Solution
PROBLEM
Cause
Solution
Your computer does not recognize the PC-DVD drive.
The driver for the PC-DVD drive is not installed properly.
Re-install the driver using the installation diskette.
The disc tray cannot be ejected.
❒ The eject command is not being transmitted to the PC-DVD drive by
your computer.
❑ An application that is currently running is preventing the eject
command.
❑ The IDE data cable is not connected correctly.
❒ Turn off the computer. If you have a disc in the disc tray, insert a
straightened paper clip into the Eject hole on the drive’s front panel
to eject the disc tray. Restart your computer.
❑ Close the application that is running and restart your computer.
❑ Check the IDE data cable connect between the PC-DVD drive and the
computer.
Video
PROBLEM
Cause
Solution
The video displayed on the monitor is not smooth.
❒ Bus mastering device driver is not installed.
❑ CMOS settings for the PC-DVD drive are not correct.
❑ DMA transfer is not enabled. (Windows 95 OSR2 only.)
❒ Obtain the bus master device driver from your computer
manufacturer or dealer.
Changing settings in CMOS incorrectly can cause the
system to stop functioning.
❑ Do the following in CMOS:
1. Restart your computer and, during the memory check, press the
DELETE key to display the CMOS setup menu.
Some of the steps may not apply to your computer’s
CMOS. Refer to your CMOS documentation for details.
2. Select Integrated Peripherals and press ENTER.
3. Set your PC-DVD drive’s PIO to Mode 4. For example, if the
PC-DVD drive is connected as Slave to the primary IDE, set IDE
Primary Slave PIO to Mode 4.
4. Press ESC to return to the CMOS setup menu.
5. Select Save & Exit Setup and press ENTER.
6. Press the Y key and then press ENTER.
❑ Enable the DMA transfer. See “Enabling DMA Transfer (Windows 95
OSR2)” on page 13.
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