recordable cds

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 13:54
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goodday all
does anybody know of a site that i can get a program for formatting recordale cd,s from as the last 1 i had in a program wont work with xp
thanks for any help

steve
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Reply By: SupaMav - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 14:00

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 14:00
Hmmm. Formatting CDs is not something that needs to be done. You either burn them or bin them.

If you are talking about erasing CDRWs, then most buring software will have an erase option in its tools.

"Ahead Nero" is what I use. Check it out at www.nero.com
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Follow Up By: Ray (Geelong) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:35

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:35
Hmm, sorry but cd's have to be formatted if you wish to read and write to them in the same manner as a floppy. There are utilities that allow this. I think Nero comes with one, incd or something like that.
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Follow Up By: SupaMav - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 20:30

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 20:30
Dude, CDs are not like floppies. They are a write once, read many media. While it is possible to write a few times to a disk that has not been filled (as long has it has not been finalised) in some cases, they cannot be re-used like a floppy disk. When a CD is burned, all of the information needed to support the CD format (files, SVCD, audio CDs, etc) is written to the disk by the software like Nero. Formatting doesn't apply.
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Follow Up By: Ray (Geelong) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:04

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:04
Re-recordable cd's CAN be used like a floppy. There are programs such as direct CD that do this in which case the cd has to be formatted. Obviously you have never heard of this before.
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Follow Up By: Ray (Geelong) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:13

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:13
And by the way the program you state you use "Nero" comes with InCd
which allows you to read and write to a cd as if it were a hard drive or floppy
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Follow Up By: Ray (Geelong) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:27

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:27
And if you still don't believe a cd can be formatted then read this.

http://www.nero.com/en/631931457601521.html

if you still don't believe it after reading that then take it up with the Nero
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Follow Up By: SupaMav - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 20:04

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 20:04
i stand corrected
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:32

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 17:32
Recordnow is easy to use as it's a KISS program.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 18:40

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 18:40
goodday bob and lex
is it aprogram on the net i can download or is it a wait till monday and buy

steve
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Follow Up By: Ray (Geelong) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:27

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:27
If you're desperate and using xp then make use of the xp inbuilt burning capabilities. Use xp help for more info.
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Follow Up By: Ray (Geelong) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:42

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:42
The instructions in case you have trouble:

To copy files and folders to a CD
Insert a blank, writable CD into the CD recorder.
Open My Computer.
Click the files or folders you want to copy to the CD. To select more than one file, hold down the CTRL key while you click the files you want. Then, under File and Folder Tasks, click Copy this file, Copy this folder, or Copy the selected items.
If the files are located in My Pictures, under Picture Tasks, click Copy to CD or Copy all items to CD, and then skip to step 5.

In the Copy Items dialog box, click the CD recording drive, and then click Copy.
In My Computer, double-click the CD recording drive. Windows displays a temporary area where the files are held before they are copied to the CD. Verify that the files and folders that you intend to copy to the CD appear under Files Ready to be Written to the CD.
Under CD Writing Tasks, click Write these files to CD. Windows displays the CD Writing Wizard. Follow the instructions in the wizard.
Notes

To open My Computer, click Start, and then click My Computer.
Do not copy more files to the CD than it will hold. Standard CDs hold up to 650 megabytes (MB). High-capacity CDs hold up to 850 MB.
Be sure that you have enough disk space on your hard disk to store the temporary files that are created during the CD writing process. For a standard CD, Windows reserves up to 700 MB of the available free space. For a high-capacity CD, Windows reserves up to 1 gigabyte (GB) of the available free space.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:36

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 19:36
Never formatted a CD in my life!

try Nero theres heaps of copies of it floating around the web.. also try http://kickme.to/fosi/ he usually has some form of CD software, he used to have NTI CD maker 2000 up... worth a look
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Reply By: Lachy - Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:57

Sunday, Apr 04, 2004 at 21:57
Hi Ray Like the other replies I use incd that came with the PC. On the other matter yes I to have had to format rewrittable CDs. The one shot ones dont need it.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 17:10

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 17:10
Formatting CD's was somthing you used to do with rewritables when you were using inCD or some other poo like that. Now days with Xp and cd's at a couple of cents each you probally better not worring about it. I just have a spindle of CD's sitting on the table next to the PC. When I want one I just grab it, click "sent to" - "CDR/W Drive" and it's all done! When I'm finished with the CD, it goes neatly in the bin! (or when I'm feeling environmentally concious I use it as a coaster for my milo".
You will find XP very easy to write CD's with without any extra CD Burning software. The only time you need to use a CD writing program is if you are copying whole CD's (like games or programs) purly because it's a little easier. That's when you can use Nero or somthing like that. They normally have a utility outside of the main program to just copy 1 CD to another.
The simpler things are the better!! I ran a computer shop for 5 years and found that people just try to make things way to hard for themselves! (then you here the old saying, man computers are such a pain)

When you go camping do you take your entire enterainment centre from the lounge room and pack it into a trailer with a 5kva Diesel generator or do you take a billy and a swag!!
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