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Cd burning software

by Bob__B / June 22, 2005 5:59 AM PDT

XP comes with basic cd burning software.

Is there such a thing for w98?

It does not have to come from MS.

Small+free+plain vanilla.

My needs so far are just data.

Google has so many hits in this area that it's a bit over board.

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Look up CDBURNERXP on google.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2005 6:18 AM PDT
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a. what I use.
b. Runs on 98.
c. Free.


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(NT) (NT) Thanks,,,will do.
by Bob__B / June 22, 2005 11:21 PM PDT
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Did you're CD burner not come with software?
by Earth9111 / June 23, 2005 11:32 PM PDT
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Mine came with Nero..

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Yes it did.
by Bob__B / June 24, 2005 2:15 AM PDT

It came with direct-cd about six years ago.

The problem is when you try to use a cd/rw it insist it must be formatted.

Which leads you into adaptec/udf/packet writing etc.

It's not that this does not function,,it does.

I was just looking for a small product that would allow me to erase/burn/no frills.

Something like the burning software that comes with XP.

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Most Of Those Come With Easy CD Creator & DirectCD..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 24, 2005 5:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes it did.

Are you sure your's didn't come with Easy CD Creator also? I've never seen burner software the ONLY came with DirectCD. Yes, DirectCD with throw up the option to format, but it's not a required task.

In order to burn a CD-R or CD-RW, you'll need to open the Easy CD Creator and burn the disk from the project window.

Hope this helps.


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This is an OLD h.p. unit.
by Bob__B / June 24, 2005 8:55 AM PDT

It came with hp cd-writer plus which has features like

scan disk

I've yet to figure out a way to make any of those burn a file for me.

It also came with direct-cd which if you use a cd/rw insist that it must be formatted.

It's like this pkg was set up thinking everyone would use a cd/rw kind of like a floppy.

It does work it's just not what I want to do.

I suppose I could watch the sales and pick up a burner and software for 20 bucks.

Put the burner on the shelf.
Install the software and this issue would go away.

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A clue.
by Bob__B / June 24, 2005 9:02 PM PDT

I've been poking around in my files and I find an ECDC help file but darned if I can find the prog.

It would seem that something did not get installed or something got removed.

Think I'll go poke around in the install cd.

Thanks for the tip about ECDC.

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(NT) (NT) Bob, Yep, HP's CDWriter Usually Had ECDC AND DirectCD
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 25, 2005 10:56 AM PDT
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Try this one
by kayne1--2008 / June 24, 2005 3:49 AM PDT
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I have found DeepBurner to be a quick and uncomplicated program to use. I have ME but I'm sure it will work well with 98 too.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks I'll look into that.
by Bob__B / June 24, 2005 8:04 AM PDT
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by davidpa / June 24, 2005 8:56 AM PDT
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Find the free version at System Requirements are:

CD-RW or DVD-RW drive
Microsoft Windows 98 / Me / 2000 or XP
at least 2 MB of free hard disk space for download and additional 10 MB for the installation. Further disk space for burning Audio-CDs of mp3-files is recommended

The free version does all the basic stuff, and the Pro version is only $25 if you need more.

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Nero Express
by llucyy / June 24, 2005 9:33 AM PDT
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Ordinary old Nero Express. Good as gold.If you can't find a freebie there's stacks on Ebay, cheap as chips.

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by ice_bear_joe / June 25, 2005 1:00 AM PDT
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I find it to be the best and tried just about all you can get both free and paid for.I use dual boot and use it on both winxp and win98.

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(NT) (NT) Oops also very easy to use.
by ice_bear_joe / June 25, 2005 1:02 AM PDT
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by lnews01 / June 27, 2005 12:11 PM PDT
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I have used this for years. Never a problem. I would highly recommend it.

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