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How do I add more data to a CD-R?


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Have a new HP laptop with vista and I see roxio creater basic 9 so want to use that to burn. I have only ever used HP record now on my desktop PC with XP and never had to set anythihg as it always just let me add more data to my CD-R and it burned it.

 

I was able to add some word files and photos to a new blank CD-R but when I try to add more it keeps asking me to put in a blank disk. I click data disk and under options it's ticked where it says to use the disk more than once. Would appreciate any help on what I am missing in the program to add more data to a CD-R. Mary

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Way too old for me! Only one, RecordNow, I ever dabbled with was V7. There the option was under a Wrench Icon.

 

It may have used Session as the default with the option being to Finalize.

 

Neither here nor there at this point, you know how to do it with V9 and that is what counts!

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Have a new HP laptop with vista and I see roxio creater basic 9 so want to use that to burn. I have only ever used HP record now on my desktop PC with XP and never had to set anythihg as it always just let me add more data to my CD-R and it burned it.

 

I was able to add some word files and photos to a new blank CD-R but when I try to add more it keeps asking me to put in a blank disk. I click data disk and under options it's ticked where it says to use the disk more than once. Would appreciate any help on what I am missing in the program to add more data to a CD-R. Mary

 

Use Creator Classic, and when you click on the Burn button, uncheck the box to the left of Read Only. This will result in a multi-session disc that you can add data to, later.

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Use Creator Classic, and when you click on the Burn button, uncheck the box to the left of Read Only. This will result in a multi-session disc that you can add data to, later.

 

I don't see creator classic on the laptop so unless it's free somewhere I can't afford to buy programs at the moment because it was an expensive laptop and I was hoping to use what ever came with it. Is there basic burning built into vista?

 

Also I had a heck of a time registering for this site. On the desktop PC that has XP and IE 6 I couldn't register at all, it just kept looping in circles and wouldn't send the confirmation e-mail. Registration worked fine on the laptop with vista but after I got all registered couldn't use the XP computer to log in. I downloaed firefox on the XP computer and even then I had to type in my e-mail and password 5 times before it would take it. I don't understand why I can't log in with XP and IE 6. It will sometimes bring up the log in screen and sometimes not and when I try it just keeps looping around and won't log in, what am I missing with all this. Mary

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I don't see creator classic on the laptop so unless it's free somewhere I can't afford to buy programs at the moment because it was an expensive laptop and I was hoping to use what ever came with it. Is there basic burning built into vista?

 

Also I had a heck of a time registering for this site. On the desktop PC that has XP and IE 6 I couldn't register at all, it just kept looping in circles and wouldn't send the confirmation e-mail. Registration worked fine on the laptop with vista but after I got all registered couldn't use the XP computer to log in. I downloaed firefox on the XP computer and even then I had to type in my e-mail and password 5 times before it would take it. I don't understand why I can't log in with XP and IE 6. It will sometimes bring up the log in screen and sometimes not and when I try it just keeps looping around and won't log in, what am I missing with all this. Mary

 

Creator Classic is part of the EMC 9 suite. If you don't have it, Hp decided they didn't want it in the stripped down OEM version that you have on your computer.

 

I believe Vista has burning software built in, but since I have XP on my computer, I can't help you there.

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Creator Classic is part of the EMC 9 suite. If you don't have it, Hp decided they didn't want it in the stripped down OEM version that you have on your computer.

 

I believe Vista has burning software built in, but since I have XP on my computer, I can't help you there.

 

 

So are you saying in basic 9 you can't add more data to a CD-R with it? Will have to try and find something free that will do this or just wait until I can buy something. Not important, just making sure all hardware and stuff works on the new laptop.

 

I have been using the HP record now for 7yrs. since I had the 98 computer and it's all I know how to use and it was so simple so this is a change for me evening learning vista. Had to log in 5 times again before firefox would take it and still can't get IE to log in here, guess I don't have what ever I need for this site or something on the XP computer as other sites have never given me log in problems. Mary

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So are you saying in basic 9 you can't add more data to a CD-R with it? Will have to try and find something free that will do this or just wait until I can buy something. Not important, just making sure all hardware and stuff works on the new laptop.

 

I have been using the HP record now for 7yrs. since I had the 98 computer and it's all I know how to use and it was so simple so this is a change for me evening learning vista. Had to log in 5 times again before firefox would take it and still can't get IE to log in here, guess I don't have what ever I need for this site or something on the XP computer as other sites have never given me log in problems. Mary

 

We dont know what HP has put on THEIR oem version.

 

To get to Creator Classic go to Start>All Programs>EMC9>Data, then you should see it (this is for xp).

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We dont know what HP has put on THEIR oem version.

 

To get to Creator Classic go to Start>All Programs>EMC9>Data, then you should see it (this is for xp).

 

 

Well the basic creator 9 is on the laptop with vista so will have to see if I can find it there. Son is using it for homework so will have to wait until tomorrow.

 

I have had about 6 people tell me I can't add more data to a CD-R, it's impossible. I have been doing it for 7yrs. and they insist I must be using CD-RW but I am not. I am not stupid and know how to get around my computer very well and know what I am using and they are CD-R's. Is it not the norm to be able to add data to a CD-R because most people I am talking to can't do it they say. I feel like I am in the twilight zone today with this. Mary

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Well the basic creator 9 is on the laptop with vista so will have to see if I can find it there. Son is using it for homework so will have to wait until tomorrow.

 

I have had about 6 people tell me I can't add more data to a CD-R, it's impossible. I have been doing it for 7yrs. and they insist I must be using CD-RW but I am not. I am not stupid and know how to get around my computer very well and know what I am using and they are CD-R's. Is it not the norm to be able to add data to a CD-R because most people I am talking to can't do it they say. I feel like I am in the twilight zone today with this. Mary

You are correct Mary. Adding more data has absolutely nothing to do with the type of media used!

 

It has everything to do with how you write the disc.

 

It is called Session writing. It is built into every XP/Vista OS and they can do it without any additional software.

 

As GPB pointed out you only have to clear the checkmark by Read Only. To use the disc again you must import the previous sessions or it will not write to the disc!

 

Of course to do this with V9, you have to be able to access either Classic or RecordNow.

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You are correct Mary. Adding more data has absolutely nothing to do with the type of media used!

 

It has everything to do with how you write the disc.

 

It is called Session writing. It is built into every XP/Vista OS and they can do it without any additional software.

 

As GPB pointed out you only have to clear the checkmark by Read Only. To use the disc again you must import the previous sessions or it will not write to the disc!

 

Of course to do this with V9, you have to be able to access either Classic or RecordNow.

 

 

Thanks. Will try and play around tomorrow. I guess I was spoiled all these years because with record now I never had to do anything and it would just add the data for me anytime I wanted. I never could find on record now how to close a session anyway as there was no option for it. Mary

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Thanks. Will try and play around tomorrow. I guess I was spoiled all these years because with record now I never had to do anything and it would just add the data for me anytime I wanted. I never could find on record now how to close a session anyway as there was no option for it. Mary

You are mistaken about RecordNow. There was a setting that you set at one point to use Session writing. What was nice is that it retained the setting. Likewise there was a setting to "Finalize" a disc.

 

Something else you might want to know about Sessions. There is overhead.

 

The first write needs up to 15mb for overhead. Each write after that requires about 10mb.

 

That means if you write a 1KB file to a session disc, you used up 10.1MB. There is also a 99 Session limit for a disc. (unobtainable on a CD as the overhead will fill the disc long before the limit is reached)

 

Important distinction about optical media. The only thing it has in common with magnetic media is that both of them are round! It is not a big floppy and never will be.

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You are mistaken about RecordNow. There was a setting that you set at one point to use Session writing. What was nice is that it retained the setting. Likewise there was a setting to "Finalize" a disc.

 

Something else you might want to know about Sessions. There is overhead.

 

The first write needs up to 15mb for overhead. Each write after that requires about 10mb.

 

That means if you write a 1KB file to a session disc, you used up 10.1MB. There is also a 99 Session limit for a disc. (unobtainable on a CD as the overhead will fill the disc long before the limit is reached)

 

Important distinction about optical media. The only thing it has in common with magnetic media is that both of them are round! It is not a big floppy and never will be.

 

 

I know there should be those settings in record now but I could never find them. It's Record Now 4.10 and here is screen shots of what I see in the program, what am I missing?

http://community.webshots.com/album/560900...vhost=community

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