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Not able to "Re-burn" using Dell-issued Sonic RecordNow

by wgrayson / December 20, 2003 6:45 AM PST

System specs: Dell P4 2.8HT, 512MB RAM 120MB HD running XP Home. Standard DVD drive with a NEC DVD+RW ND 1100A using SonicRecordNow burning software that came pre-installed.

The first day I tested the burner on just CD-RWs, I was able to burn to an existing disk with no problem. Now I keep burning to a CD-RW, and when I try and burn another file I'm prompted to "insert a blank disk" or "erase the current disk".

?????? Have I inadvertently changed a setting? I have my old Roxio 5.0 Platinum, as well as Nero, but I wanted to try and work with the existing software first. Any ideas? It seems like something pretty simple.


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Seems correct behaviour.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2003 11:21 PM PST
http://www.google.com/search?&q=cdr+faq finds the usual informational sites about CD recording.

In short, multi-session is not an option for making CD-Audio discs. And CD-RW is supported in many ways but in Nero you don't have a CDRW as a drive function. That's in INCD...

Its possible RecordNow has some CDRW as disc drive feature, but I don't use it.

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Re:Seems correct behaviour.
by wgrayson / December 21, 2003 1:51 AM PST

It seems as if Roxio 5 had better functionality by allows all types of burns, and also allowing me to rewrite to existing disks.

I'll keep testing both Roxio 5 versus RecordNow. Something tells me Record now will be the victim of a "remove programs" command real soon!

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Re:Not able to
by Mary Kay / March 28, 2004 9:58 PM PST

I have the same sonic "record now" on my Compaq and it gives me the option after the burn is complete to make another copy or quit. Sorry I don't know why yours doesn't but you might want to check with sonic

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Re:Not able to
by glb613 / March 29, 2004 8:56 AM PST

Did you check whether it was set to finalize the session but not finalize the disk? There are a variety of settings when making a CD-RW. If it is set to finalize the disk, it won't add any data until the CD-RW is erased.

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Re:Re:Not able to
by Mary Kay / March 30, 2004 4:35 PM PST
In reply to: Re:Not able to

In Programs, Find "record now" and there is a very good "help" with it. Can tell you about your settings etc.

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Re:Not able to
by Mary Kay / March 31, 2004 9:54 PM PST

It just occurred to me that you meant adding to a disk. Actually you can't do this with this system I get everything ready saved to my hard drive and then burm. You just have one burn on this programm

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