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    Sonic RecordNow software

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> I have this software installed with my new DVD CDRW recorder and Im totally lost, have been stumbling my way around the forum for Sonic but not having much luck although their Help feature is quite good, I still cannot find my way around this program, cant find the reg number as it was preinstalled and the disc does not seem to show it. Not even sure what version has come with my new machine (Dell notebook) as I was expecting it to come with EasyCD creator. Has anyone out there had any experience with this program? If so do you like it compared to other programs and should I persist in trying to work it out - Any thoughts greatly appreciated. Thank you

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    Re: Sonic RecordNow software

    Sorry, I can't help you on the details, but you got my curiosity up since I hadn't heard of this one. While Googling around, the press release about HP shipping is from 23 September, so it's evidently a pretty new deal. One of the first links I stumbled on was this support/update page. Then, I found this Adaptec page. Looks like maybe an Adaptec "acquisition," methinks, huh? Hang in there until you see if another Lounger pops in with some guidance on the software.

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    Re: Sonic RecordNow software

    <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> Hi Al, what a lifesaver you are to respond. I am quite used to being humbled relating to computers, particularly in this forum, but I rarely feel like a total and complete failure, however this program is making me nuts. Might not seem like a big deal but the first thing I need to do with the notebook is to transfer essential stuff, the new machine is not at all happy with my backup's, I know they are fine as I have backed up each month for the last 6 onto new cd rw discs to avoid exactly this problem and being paranoid about material, I checked each backup on several different machines to make sure they were reading ok.

    Thank you for the sites, will have a read. BTW The tutorial that came with the software is good, problem is in it not reading my existing backups. If I start from scratch with a new cd rw it writes well, but my older machine (which so far has been happy to read any cd rw's), will not read anything from Sonic's "RecordNow" software. I have sent an email to Sonic for support, even posted a note in their forum which looks new, no response from either. I will keep at it, but so far not doing very well at all. <img src=/S/headthrob.gif border=0 alt=headthrob width=15 height=15>
    This is their main website in case others want to check it out: http://www.sonic.com
    Thanks again Al.

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    Re: Sonic RecordNow software

    Hi again, have downloaded the upgraded patch, only problem is I am not sure what version of the product I have, its not like most programs where you most information can be found.

    The Adaptec page has to be the product, I wonder how old that information is. Interesting information Al, thank you, thank you. :-)

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    Re: Sonic RecordNow software

    Doesn't it have a HELP, ABOUT screen? I then wonder if you were to install the free Belarc Advisor if it would tell you a software version number? Sorry to hear about the backup difficulties. I assume you just copied significant files and folders to CDs, right? If you didn't do it with drag-and-drop and a CD burner software, but rather used some third-party backup, you'd have to use that same software to do the recovery to your new machine (probably). Anyway, if you used CD burning software like Roxio or Nero, did you CLOSE the CDs when you burned them? I assume you did since you said they were readable on other machines. Gosh, I feel for you. If all else fails, is there a possibility that you could recover the backups you need to another machine, like at work, and then hook your new laptop temporarily to that network and copy the files across? I know I'm stretching here.....

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    Re: Sonic RecordNow software

    Hi Al, yes you are right, I used easy cd - both Adaptec and Roxio versions (different machines with newer and older versions of the software, but both adaptec and roxio will read either just fine). I have never needed 3rd party software as I have found these programs reliable. I have a problem relating to connecting the notebook directly to the machine because there have been several machines in the last year, mostly different notebooks. It is a good thought relating to my home machine though, however a majority of my work is not on that machine (murphys law). Thank you for stretching - I will ask a tech tomorrow how I go about a direct connection, the notebook only has USB ports, my old 98 machine does not have any USB so that is likely a problem, yes? <img src=/S/crazy.gif border=0 alt=crazy width=15 height=15> Oh dear, I think I better put my head in a Dunce hat and sit in the corner for a while. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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