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19-04-2003, 03:10 PM
CD writing with Nero and Easy CD creator fails both for data and audio recording when previously worked fine. CD reads OK however. Problem may have started when installing a second hard drive (80 GB). CD R-W is master on secondardary IDE channel. Hard drives on primary IDE channel.
Tried reinstalling drivers, CD drive, and software.

25-04-2003, 05:54 PM
Try defragging the hdd/s. If hdd's get fragmented they will create errors when burning cd's. Do this in safe mode.

and scanning ya hdd's for errors.

26-04-2003, 12:13 AM
My first guess would be have you checked the wattage of the PSU [Power supply unit]

Assumably burning CDs may take more power than reading.

You have listed several devices.

For testing purposes you may wish to try removing some devices to a previous state to see if it functions a lower power requirement level.

or perhaps test the load to the system [may require certain equipment].

this is not the only possible solution. Yes fragmentation may cause errors, typically buffer underrun although it may vary.

Do you have an *exact* error message?