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    CD Recorder Formats CD-RW but not CD-R dics

    I have a new Memorex 24Maxx which formats CD-RW discs but either:
    crashes/freezes the machine when formating CD-R discs or
    if it formats the discs it does not allow me to write to them.

    I did not receive a driver but a Microsoft driver was loaded (not sure if this relevant). Also, my old CD (read only) drive is still refered to on boot-up. It's all very frustrating and if anyone can help then it would help for a good Xmas! Thanks.

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    Re: CD Recorder Formats CD-RW but not CD-R dics

    What operating system?
    Did you go through any uninstall procedure when you removed the old CD player?

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    Re: CD Recorder Formats CD-RW but not CD-R dics

    Windows 98. Nope, I did not unistall the old one but have now remmed it out from the config.sys file. I also erased the memorex driver and the system put back the Microsoft driver in afresh. I suspect that I have registry problems causing conflicts. Not sure what next with the registry. Is it a complete rebuild from the bottom up, including a hard disk reformat? Think I'll stick with the pocket calculator.

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    Re: CD Recorder Formats CD-RW but not CD-R dics

    Format a CD-R??

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    Re: CD Recorder Formats CD-RW but not CD-R dics

    First of all, which software do you use to format CD-Rs and CD-RWs ?
    Second, what do you mean by "your old CD still referred to on boot up"? Standard Win98 bootup procedure hides all bootup menus.
    Third, if you want to burn the CD (audio or data) that can be used on any computer, you don't need to format it. All information will be burned during "disc-at-once" session. For more information:
    CD Burning Basics
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/00/38/index4a.html?tw=multimedia>http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/00/38/...l?tw=multimedia</A>

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