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CD-RW is burning poor quality CDs.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 8:22 pm:   

Just moved a CD-burner from my second PC to my new PC. The new PC is a 1.4GHz AMD Athalon with 128mg of RAM. The Burner is an exaclink 40x/16x/12x. I am running Win 98SE, and the burner is the secondary master (it is the only drive on the secondary IDE). I have two hard drives on the primary connection, one in a removeable slot. The problem is everytime I try to burn a CD (audio), the CD only has good quality for about half of the recordering and then a whole lot of static is noticable for a few songs and then the CD will stop playing all together. The burner worked fine in my other PC which is 550Mhz P3, as a secondary slave, but currently this system is down due to a power supply probem. I have tried just about every combination of read and write speeds, with no real improvement. The drive seems to work fine for all other functions, other than CD burning. Is the problem HD (I do defrag and scan for errors before burning and have virtually no items running when burning is taking place), the drive, the system??? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2002 - 3:37 am:   

I would try different software such as Nero has a demo version.

Thought it is usually recommended to have the hard drives as masters on IDE 0 and IDE 1 and the burner as a slave on IDE 0.

Also may want to try a different media such as verbatim.


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