Burning CD with Nero and WinXP?


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BobK

Hi Everyone,

My new WinXP Pro machine came with a LiteOn DVD / CD-RW combo drive. It
reads CD's without problem. I never burned CD's before and am trying to get
the burning to work.

I am trying to burn some data files onto a CD-R and am also trying a CD-RW.
When I use Nero Burning Express, it says the burn was successful. But when I
look in Explorer there are no files on the CD.

At one point I did managage to burn a couple of files but I think I did it
through the WinXP burnning app. where it says these files are waiting to be
burned.

Nero Burning is on my E drive (different physical drive from C). Does Nero
have to be on the C drive?

Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Thanks,

Bob
 
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Taffyj

BobK said:
Hi Everyone,

My new WinXP Pro machine came with a LiteOn DVD / CD-RW combo drive. It
reads CD's without problem. I never burned CD's before and am trying to get
the burning to work.

I am trying to burn some data files onto a CD-R and am also trying a CD-RW.
When I use Nero Burning Express, it says the burn was successful. But when I
look in Explorer there are no files on the CD.

At one point I did managage to burn a couple of files but I think I did it
through the WinXP burnning app. where it says these files are waiting to be
burned.

Nero Burning is on my E drive (different physical drive from C). Does Nero
have to be on the C drive?

Anyone know what I am doing wrong?

Thanks,

Bob

Are you sure you are burning with Nero, there are several options in most
CDRW software including something like "test only", "test and record",
"record". Perhaps you are doing the "test only".
 
R

Rick

Click on the "Recorder" button then the "Choose Recorder" button and make
sure you have your burner selected and not the "Image Recorder".
 
B

BobK

Taffyj said:
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Are you sure you are burning with Nero, there are several options in most
CDRW software including something like "test only", "test and record",
"record". Perhaps you are doing the "test only".

I am not sure. This is a light version of Nero I think. It has very few
options. Select files to burn and hit the burn button. Then you can save or
print image, iso, etc.

On further testing, I can burn from WinXP directly. Just not from Nero. If
the file gets to a WinXP window with the "Waiting to Burn" option it does
work.

Do you think that Nero has to be on the C drive? It is not right now.

Bob
 
J

Jock

Hi Everyone,

My new WinXP Pro machine came with a LiteOn DVD / CD-RW combo drive. It
reads CD's without problem. I never burned CD's before and am trying to get
the burning to work.

I am trying to burn some data files onto a CD-R and am also trying a CD-RW.
When I use Nero Burning Express, it says the burn was successful. But when I
look in Explorer there are no files on the CD.

I have Nero 6 installed and it burns CD-R without any problems.

However you may as well forget about CD-RW - it never works properly,
particularly InCD, which is worse than useless.

You'd do far better to stick to CD-R.
At one point I did managage to burn a couple of files but I think I did it
through the WinXP burnning app. where it says these files are waiting to be
burned.

Nero Burning is on my E drive (different physical drive from C). Does Nero
have to be on the C drive?

Don't think so.

With a blank CD-R in your combo, run Nero; you should get a wizard
with the option to Start a Multisession or Continue a Multisession. Choose
Start a Multisession, then when Nero has checked the blank disc, select New
and drag and drop the files you want to copy into the left-hand pane.
You can make, rename, delete folders by right clicking on the disc icon
at the top.

When you've done this select Burn from either the dropdown menu or the icon
and the data will be written, It will then be available to be read from
the disc by Windows. There's no need to save the ISO data unless you particularly
want to.

When you want to add to the disc, put it in the drive. Nero will check what is
already written and give a summary of what's already there. Select New and you
will get the wizard. Choose Continue a Multisession and add file to the compilation
as before. Then Burn and so on.

When the disc is almost full, select Continue a Multisession and Finalise
Disc. This will close the disc (no more writes possible) and allow it to be
read by any CD drive.

If you only want to copy a disc, cancel the wizard and use the pulldown menu
Recorder|Copy Disc.
 
D

dglock

"However you may as well forget about CD-RW - it never
works properly,
particularly InCD, which is worse than useless."

thats not true!
nero will burn cd/rw just as easyly as cd/r.
incd works fine if you have a good system and burner, some
older burners don't support packet writing very well.
i have used nero for years using all formats and it always
works fine!

poster, if you want to use nero exclusivly disable the xp
cd writing, you may have a conflict.
don


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BobK

Jock said:
I have Nero 6 installed and it burns CD-R without any problems.

However you may as well forget about CD-RW - it never works properly,
particularly InCD, which is worse than useless.

You'd do far better to stick to CD-R.


Don't think so.

With a blank CD-R in your combo, run Nero; you should get a wizard
with the option to Start a Multisession or Continue a Multisession. Choose
Start a Multisession, then when Nero has checked the blank disc, select New
and drag and drop the files you want to copy into the left-hand pane.
You can make, rename, delete folders by right clicking on the disc icon
at the top.

When you've done this select Burn from either the dropdown menu or the icon
and the data will be written, It will then be available to be read from
the disc by Windows. There's no need to save the ISO data unless you particularly
want to.

When you want to add to the disc, put it in the drive. Nero will check what is
already written and give a summary of what's already there. Select New and you
will get the wizard. Choose Continue a Multisession and add file to the compilation
as before. Then Burn and so on.

When the disc is almost full, select Continue a Multisession and Finalise
Disc. This will close the disc (no more writes possible) and allow it to be
read by any CD drive.

If you only want to copy a disc, cancel the wizard and use the pulldown menu
Recorder|Copy Disc.

I am afraid that I only have a Light version of Nero and some of the options
are not there - Nero Express 5.5. Also, Nero is not doing any checking of
the cdrom. I think that WinXP is checking to see what is there but not Nero.

I have to figure out how to disable the XP cdrom copy function and may need
to get the full version of Nero.

Bob
 
B

budman

That would be Nero Express. It is included in Nero-Burning ROM. It should be
shown under Start/All Programs/Ahead Nero. It is far more easier to use and
should help out in this situation.
Bud Lorch
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

(e-mail address removed)
 
C

CS

I am afraid that I only have a Light version of Nero and some of the options
are not there - Nero Express 5.5. Also, Nero is not doing any checking of
the cdrom. I think that WinXP is checking to see what is there but not Nero.

I have to figure out how to disable the XP cdrom copy function and may need
to get the full version of Nero.

Bob

When Nero Express opens, look on the bottom right side of the dialog
box. You should see a button next to the help button labeled "Nero".
Press that button and the full version of Nero should open. I've
never seen a "light" version of Nero, although I guess it's possible.
 
A

Alex Nichol

BobK said:
My new WinXP Pro machine came with a LiteOn DVD / CD-RW combo drive. It
reads CD's without problem. I never burned CD's before and am trying to get
the burning to work.

I am trying to burn some data files onto a CD-R and am also trying a CD-RW.
When I use Nero Burning Express, it says the burn was successful. But when I
look in Explorer there are no files on the CD.

At the end did you click Done so Nero ejected the CD, and then put it
back for Explorer to view files in Explorer?

What may happen is that Nero (which has its idiosyncrasies) is arguing
with the inbuilt burning (which does nothing Nero does not do better).
I would go to My Computer, right click on the Drive and take Properties,
then on the Recording page uncheck 'Enable recording' (which does not
affect Nero) and click Apply.
 
J

Jock

At the end did you click Done so Nero ejected the CD, and then put it
back for Explorer to view files in Explorer?

What may happen is that Nero (which has its idiosyncrasies) is arguing
with the inbuilt burning (which does nothing Nero does not do better).
I would go to My Computer, right click on the Drive and take Properties,
then on the Recording page uncheck 'Enable recording' (which does not
affect Nero) and click Apply.

Far better to get rid of Nero. In particular InCD and CD-RW is totally useless
and a sure way of losing your data.
 
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BobK

Jock said:
Far better to get rid of Nero. In particular InCD and CD-RW is totally useless
and a sure way of losing your data.

After updating Nero it is working fine. If you get rid of Nero, what would
you suggest as an alternative?

Bob
 
J

Jock

After updating Nero it is working fine. If you get rid of Nero, what would
you suggest as an alternative?

I should have said get rid of InCD, Nero's fine for burning CD-R/DVD-R,
if you can figure out its quirky ways.
 
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Alex Nichol

Jock said:
I should have said get rid of InCD, Nero's fine for burning CD-R/DVD-R,
if you can figure out its quirky ways.

Nero is what I referred to. In CD is a separate matter. Nero does a
perfectly good job on making multisession 'CD-R' type disks, same as the
inbuilt XP burning, but it does add a bit of information of its own that
*might* confuse other software.

Easy CD Creator is the other common burning program - again, avoid its
Direct CD or Drag to Disk unless you want a CD as output medium from
programs. It is perhaps a bit more intuitive for the novice
 

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