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cd-rw drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aldot, Dec 9, 2001.

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  1. aldot

    aldot Thread Starter

    Dec 9, 2001
    This is Al
    I purchased a cd-rw drive, the problem is when I go to copy a audio disc onto a cd-rw disc its ok, but when I copy to a cd-r disc it starts to copy then stops and gives a buffer error , I,ve tried different disc's but th e same thing happens.

    Did I connect the cd-rw right by using the same ribbon cable for both the cd-rom and cd-rw and then setting the cd-rw as slave?
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    It's connected properly. It would appear the problem is that the cdrw burns slower so the bus can keep up, burning the cdr disk to disk is a faster burn and the bus can't keep up as both devices are on the same bus.

    1. If you plan on burning lots of disc to disc, move the cdrom to the primary with the hard drive. that way the cdrom and the cdrw won't be competing for the same bus, they will be on seperate ones.

    2. If speed isn't an issue burn with the disk image option, this makes an image of the burn on the hard drive then burns from the hard drive to the burner.

    3. Go to start/settings/control panel/system/device manager/cdrom tab, expand it, select the burner, if dma is checked, uncheck it and try it.
  3. BEL6772


    Jun 28, 2001
    Most CD-RWs like to be master of the IDE channel. Either move your existing CD-ROM to the primary IDE channel as a slave (and set the CD-RW as master) or change the jumpers on your CD drives so the CD-RW is master and the CD-ROM is slave.

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