HP SureStore
CD-Writer Plus
User's Guide
for your internal drive
Hewlett-Packard Company, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
C4392-90100
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    HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus User’s Guide for your internal drive Hewlett-Packard Company, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO 80537 C4392-90100 Copyright 1998. Hewlett-Packard Company. All rights reserved. Hewlett-Packard is a registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Company. Microsoft and Windows are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Maintenance ..........2-4 Identifying CD-Writer Plus’s Drive Letter ..... . . 2-4 Chapter 3: Problem Solving Things to Try First .

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    Chapter 9: HP Simple Trax Welcome to HP Simple Trax ....... . . 9-1 Protecting Files and Folders Immediately .

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    HP Customer Support ........

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    Product Certifications UL, cUL, TÜV, CE, C-Tick, meets or exceeds FCC Class B Requirements Laser: CDRH Laser Safety This unit employs a laser. Do not remove the cover or attempt to service this device when connected due to the possibility of eye damage. Laser-Sicherheit In das Gerät ist ein Laser eingebaut.

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    Hewlett-Packard Company Colorado Memory Systems Division Manufacturer’s Address: 800 S. Taft Ave. Loveland, Colorado 80537 declares that the product: Product Name: HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus 8100i Product Number: C4392-56000, C4400-56000 Product Options: conforms to the following Product Specifications: EN60950 A3:1995 EN60825-1:1994...

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    FCC Declaration of Conformity According to 47CFR, Parts 2 and 15, Class B Computer Peripherals: This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference (2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operations.

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    3. HP does not warrant that the operation of HP products will be uninterrupted or error free. If HP is unable, within a reasonable time, to repair or replace any product to a condition as warranted, you will be entitled to a refund of the purchase price upon prompt return of the product.

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    RETURN THE ENTIRE UNUSED PRODUCT FOR A FULL REFUND. HP SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS License Grant. HP grants you a license to Use one copy of the Software. “Use” means storing, loading, installing, executing or displaying the Software. You may not modify the Software or disable any licensing or control features of the Software.

  • Page 10: What's In The Package

    Chapter 1: Installing CD-Writer Plus and Software What’s in the Package Make sure you have the items shown below. (Keep the packaging in case you need to transport the CD-Writer Plus drive.) Blank Software Recordable Blank installation CDs ReWritable User’s...

  • Page 11: Tools You'll Need, Before You Begin

    Writer Plus in an empty drive bay, and not as a replacement for an existing CD- ROM drive. Because of the fit between the CD-Writer Plus and these computers it may not be possible to replace the CD-ROM drive with the CD-Writer Plus drive.

  • Page 12: Installing A Cd-writer Plus In An Empty Drive Bay

    Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay Follow the instructions in this section if you will be adding a CD-Writer Plus to your computer (not replacing a CD-ROM). Watching the Installation Video 1.

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    This recommendation is specific to your computer and is the first step in successfully installing CD-Writer Plus. 1. Go back to the main menu and click on the Install CD-Writer Plus icon. Install CD-Writer Plus icon 2. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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    Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay Installing the Hardware CAUTION: The discharge of static electricity can damage electronic circuitry. You can avoid static discharge by touching a grounded metal object such as your computer’s case before and during installation of hardware inside your computer or by wearing a grounding strap connected to ground.

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    If it does, use an extra set of rails that came with your computer and attach them to the sides of CD-Writer Plus. If you do not have an extra set, contact your computer’s manufacturer to obtain rails.

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    8A. Find the pairs of pins labeled Master, Slave, and Cable Select on the back of the CD-Writer Plus. Notice that one pair of pins has a small plastic cap or jumper. This jumper can be pulled off using your fingers, tweezers, or needlenose pliers, and placed on a different pair of pins to change the setting.

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    Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay 9A. Set the jumper on the CD-Writer Plus as advised in the Install Recommendation Printout for your computer (page 1-4). Slave Check the back of the new drive and make sure the jumper is on the center location (Slave).

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    IDE controller on your computer. TIP (for Two Devices connected to the data cable): If the Install Recommendation states that your CD-Writer Plus drive will share the data cable with another device (such as a CD-ROM drive), follow the cable already attached to the other device down to the circuit board in order to locate the IDE controller that you need.

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    1-10 Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay 12A. Locate the recommended 40-pin IDE controller (primary or secondary) on your computer’s motherboard. The IDE connectors are on the motherboard, which is the largest circuit board in your computer, taking up most of the bottom of a desktop computer or the side of a tower computer.

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    Two Device installation. 14A. Make the necessary data cable connections for your system. CAUTION: Do not attach the CD-Writer Plus drive to a sound board’s IDE controller. Most data cable connectors are keyed to fit only one way. If your connector is not keyed to fit only one way make sure the cable’s colored...

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    1-12 Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay PIN-1 Look for a label identifying PIN-1 on your computer. The data cable’s colored edge is aligned with PIN-1 of the IDE connector. This illustration shows a specific computer. Yours may look different.

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    The OPTIONAL data cable that came with the connector is not in use (center or end) on the CD-Writer Plus drive is only used if there is no data cable already installed in your computer cable already attached to the recommended (DO NOT swap connectors).

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    1-14 Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay 15A. Find an unused power cable inside Power cable your computer. There are a few Red, yellow, unused power cables like the one and black wires shown inside most computers.

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    Out opening on the back of the CD-Writer Plus drive. Using the audio cable provided with your CD-Writer Plus To use the audio cable that came with your CD-Writer Plus, first plug the end with only one connector to the Audio Out opening on the back of...

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    1-16 Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay Next, connect the other end of the audio cable to the sound board inside your computer. “CD-IN” vertical connector “CD-IN” horizontal connector Audio cable The large connector or the small connector may be the one that works for your sound board.

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    NOTE: The audio cable provided with CD-Writer Plus will work with most sound boards. If you need to purchase a different audio cable, contact your local computer hardware vendor.

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    1-18 Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay 18A. Secure the drive into the bay, using the screws included with your drive or any M3x0.5x6mm metric screw. (Do not use a screw longer than 6 mm.) If your computer uses rails or mounting brackets (see step 5) you may not need screws to secure the rails in the bay.

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    1-19 Installing a CD-Writer Plus in an Empty Drive Bay 19A. Replace your computer's cover. Computer ON 20A. Plug your computer, monitor, and other devices into a wall outlet or power strip, and turn ON your computer. (The power plug and outlet...

  • Page 29: Replacing An Existing Cd-rom Drive With A Cd-writer Plus

    1-20 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus Follow the instructions in this section if you will be removing a CD-ROM drive from your computer before installing the CD-Writer Plus.

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    Jumper settings are explained on page 1-25. Getting this install recommendation is the first step in successfully installing your CD-Writer Plus. 1. Go back to the main menu and click on the Install CD-Writer Plus icon. Install CD-Writer Plus icon Follow the instructions on the screen.

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    1-22 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus Installing the Hardware CAUTION: The discharge of static electricity can damage electronic circuitry. You can avoid static discharge by touching a grounded metal object such as your computer’s case before and during installation of hardware inside your computer or by wearing a grounding strap connected to ground.

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    Plus drive. If you already have an audio cable to connect the drive to the sound card, you will not need the one that came with the CD-Writer Plus. 6B. Look at the sides of the CD-ROM drive you removed. If it has rails or mounting brackets attached to the sides, remove them from the CD- ROM drive and attach them to the CD-Writer Plus.

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    9B. Find the pairs of pins labeled Master, Slave, and Cable Select on the back of your CD-Writer Plus. Notice that one pair of pins has a small plastic cap or jumper. This jumper can be pulled off using your fingers, tweezers, or needlenose pliers, and placed on a different pair of pins to change the setting.

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    1-25 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus 10B. Set the jumper on the CD-Writer Plus as advised in the Install Recommendation Printout for your computer. (see page 1-21) Slave Check the back of the new drive and make sure the jumper is on the center location (Slave).

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    1-26 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus 11B. Insert your CD-Writer Plus into the drive bay previously occupied by your CD-ROM drive.

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    Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus 12B. The wide, flat cable that you previously unplugged from the CD-ROM drive is the data cable. Plug the data cable into CD-Writer Plus. Most connectors are keyed so that they only fit one way. If your connector is not keyed to fit only one way, make sure the cable’s colored edge is...

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    1-28 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus 13B. Plug the power cable into the back of the CD-Writer Plus, with the beveled edge up. Beveled edge up...

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    Out opening on the back of the CD-Writer Plus drive. Using the audio cable provided with your CD-Writer Plus To use the audio cable that came with your CD-Writer Plus, first plug the end with only one connector to the Audio Out opening on the back of...

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    1-30 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus Next, connect the other end of the audio cable to the sound board inside your computer. “CD-IN” vertical connector “CD-IN” horizontal connector Audio cable The large connector or the small connector may be the one that works for your sound board.

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    NOTE: The audio cable provided with CD-Writer Plus will work with most sound boards. If you need to purchase a different audio cable, contact your local computer hardware vendor.

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    1-32 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus 15B. Secure the drive into the bay using the screws included with your drive or any M3x0.5x6mm metric screw. (Do not use a screw longer than 6 mm.) If your computer uses rails or mounting brackets (see step 6) you may not need screws to secure the rails in the bay.

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    1-33 Replacing an Existing CD-ROM Drive With a CD-Writer Plus 16B. Replace your computer's cover. Computer ON 17B. Plug your computer, monitor, and other devices into a wall outlet or power strip and turn ON your computer. (The power plug and outlet may look different in your country.

  • Page 43: Installing Software: Windows 95, Windows 98, Or Windows Nt 4.0, Uninstalling The Software

    1. When you have turned your computer back on and it has started up, the CD-Writer Plus software will search for the new drive and make sure that it is communicating properly. You will be prompted to insert the CD labeled Software Disc 1 if it is not already in the drive.

  • Page 44: If You Have Problems

    PIN-1 of each connector. Is the power cable attached correctly to each device? If you are sharing the IDE data cable between the CD-Writer Plus drive and another device, did you change the data-cable (middle/end) connector attached to the device that was already inside your computer? Did you follow the Install Recommendation’s instructions...

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    Not sure which drive letter was assigned to the CD-Writer Plus? The CD-Writer Plus drive will have a drive icon just like a CD-ROM drive icon. You can determine which icon is your CD-ROM drive and which icon is your CD-Writer Plus drive by double-clicking on the My Computer icon, right-clicking on the CD drive’s icon, and selecting...

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    See Minimum System Requirements on page A-1. Error message when I double-click on the CD-Writer Plus icon. There is no CD in the CD-Writer Plus drive. Insert a CD and try again. After inserting a CD, you need to wait a moment to let the CD-Writer...

  • Page 47: Using Cds

    Using CDs Inserting a CD 1. Press the eject button on the CD-Writer Plus front panel. 2. Set the CD in the tray with the labeled side up. Eject button...

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    3. Press the eject button again or push gently on the front of the tray to shut the tray. When you access the CD-Writer Plus drive from within a program, you should be able to read the files on the inserted CD. If you have problems: The CD may be in the tray upside-down or a little off-center;...

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    Available from your local vendor, these CDs can be recorded or read in CD-ReWritable drives and read in newer MultiRead CD-ROMs. Purchase HP CD-R (Recordable or write-once) media (C4403A) Available from your local vendor, these CDs can be read by most CD- ROM, CD-Recordable, and CD-ReWritable drives (use this type of media if you want to listen to your music CDs in a stereo).

  • Page 50: Maintenance, Identifying Cd-writer Plus's Drive Letter

    Not sure which drive letter was assigned to the CD-Writer Plus drive? The CD-Writer Plus drive will have a drive icon just like a CD-ROM drive icon. You can determine which icon is your CD-ROM drive and which icon is your CD-Writer Plus drive by double-clicking on the My Computer icon, right-clicking on the CD drive icon, and selecting Eject.

  • Page 51: Things To Try First

    Chapter 3: Problem Solving Read this section if you run into trouble with your CD-Writer Plus drive. If after reviewing the section you need further assistance, call the phone numbers listed in ”Appendix B: Customer Support”. Gather the information on page B-1 before calling for assistance. Having this information ready will greatly facilitate your call.

  • Page 52: Common Symptoms

    The CD-Writer Plus drive doesn’t show up in My Computer or Explorer. (see page 1-36) The device that is sharing the IDE data cable with my CD-Writer Plus drive doesn’t show up in Explorer or doesn’t work any more. (see page...

  • Page 53: Solutions To Some Common Symptoms

    CD-Writer Plus drive, simply remove the CD from the drive tray when starting up your computer. If you do not want your computer to boot from the CD-Writer Plus drive, you need to change the “boot order” settings in your CMOS program.

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    MSCDEX file will display. The number must be 2.23 or greater. Call Microsoft for an updated file if you need it. See if the CD-Writer Plus drive or other CD-ROM drives can read the CD. If so, the problem is probably with the CD-ROM drive. Contact the manufacturer of this drive for updated drivers.

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    Lost power to the computer or had to press CTRL-ALT-DEL while writing to the CD! If you lose power while writing to your CD (the CD-Writer Plus drive's red light is on) OR if you exit an application or press CTRL-ALT-DEL while writing to CD...

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    This can occur, for example, if another application interrupts the writing process, or if the CD-Writer Plus drive’s write speed is set too high for the speed at which the hard drive can accesses and transfer data.

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    Known compatibility problems. Check the Readme file that came with the CD-Writer Plus drive for additional information. Check the web site listed on page B-5 for the most recent information.

  • Page 58: Varying Formats, Sharing Cds Across Different Formats

    To save work in progress like presentations, documents, etc. Make weekly archives of files on your hard drive. Shuttle files between the office and home if you have a CD-Writer Plus at each location, or have an external CD-Writer Plus to use on both computers.

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    2. Copy all the information from the CD-RW disc to a unique location on your hard drive. 3. Replace the CD-RW disc in your CD-Writer Plus with a blank CD-R disc. 4. Copy the information from your hard drive to the CD-R media using DirectCD.

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    Sharing CDs across Different Formats Using CD-R Discs When should I use CD-R discs? The data you put on a CD-R can’t be erased. Use CD-R discs: When you want to protect your data so that it cannot be erased If you want to share your CD with users that have standard CD-ROM drives For audio CDs...

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    Sharing CDs across Different Formats will write a disc in the proper format for Windows 3.x and DOS users. Follow the instructions given in the section “Making a Copy of a CD” on page 8-3 to accomplish this task. NOTE: CDs created with CD Copier will display long filenames when viewed in Windows 95, 98, and NT.

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    Sharing CDs across Different Formats Application Type of CD used to make Drives that can read the CD used a CD Easy-CD CD-RW MultiRead CD-ROM Creator CD-R Any CD-ROM, home or car CD (Audio) player Easy-CD CD-RW MultiRead CD-ROM Creator CD-R Any CD-ROM (Data)

  • Page 63: Making Data Cds To Use On Your Own Computer

    Chapter 5: Making Data CDs ™ ™ You can make data CDs with DirectCD and with Easy CD Creator . You can copy data to both CD-Recordable (CD-R) and CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) discs. DirectCD and Easy CD Creator make data CDs in a slightly different way for different purposes.

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    DirectCD Disc” on page 5-5.) 1. Start up your computer. 2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of CD you wish to create.” (If the DirectCD Disc Ready window appears, the...

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    Click the Help button for more information about the formatting options. NOTE: Data is safe if you write it to the disc while HP fast format takes place in the background. HP fast format will NOT overwrite this data, because the data is written to sections of the disc that have already been formatted.

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    DirectCD detects in the drive and how you want to use the disc. To eject a DirectCD disc, follow these steps: 1. Push the eject button on the front of the CD-Writer Plus, or Right-click on the CD icon on the taskbar and select Eject from the drop-down list box.

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    3. Click OK and continue writing more data to the disc. Erasing a DirectCD Disc If you are using CD-RW discs in your CD-Writer Plus, you can actually erase files from the disc and use the recovered space to write new files.

  • Page 68: Making Data Cds To Use On Different Types Of Computers

    CD-R or CD-RW disc: 1. Start up your computer. 2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of CD you wish to create.”...

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    Windows 95 only). To check this, click Start, move the mouse pointer over Settings, and click Control Panel. In Control Panel, double-click System and select the Device Manager tab. Double-click the icon for the CD-Writer Plus, then select the Settings tab. Click Auto insert notification if it does not have a check mark next to it, and click OK.

  • Page 70: Getting Help

    Getting Help Getting Help For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide. For information about Easy CD Creator and DirectCD, refer to the appropriate topics in the online Help. To access the online Help, select Help Topics from the Help menu of either program.

  • Page 71: Starting Easy Cd Creator

    Starting Easy CD Creator 1. Start up your computer. 2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of CD you wish to create.”...

  • Page 72: Making A Music Cd

    Making a Music CD 3. Select the third option: Click here to create an audio CD that will be playable in any CD player. The Adaptec Easy CD Creator Wizard window appears. Making a Music CD You can make a music CD by recording songs from: Tracks on an existing CD Wave files stored on your hard drive (*.wav is a standard Windows format for sound files.)

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    Making a Music CD Using the Wizard The easiest way to make a music CD is to use the Easy CD Creator Wizard, which appears when you first start Easy CD Creator. The Wizard guides you step-by-step in making a simple music CD. Follow these steps to make a music CD with the Wizard: 1.

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    “Changing the Order of Your Songs” on page 6-8. 4. Insert the source CD, which contains the songs you want to record, in your CD-Writer Plus. NOTE: You can record directly from a CD-ROM drive only if it supports digital audio extraction.

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    To record Wave files stored on your hard drive to a blank CD, follow these steps: 1. Insert a blank CD in your CD-Writer Plus. 2. Select New CD Layout from the File menu, or open an existing layout. 3. Click the Audio CD Layout tab.

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    Minimize swapping CDs in and out of your drive if you want to make more than one copy, or if you have only a CD-Writer Plus drive Add sound effects to customize any song on the CD (using a third-...

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    Making a Music CD 6. Type in a file name for the Wave file and choose a different location on your hard drive if you do not want to record your Wave file to your Temp directory. 7. Click Save. Easy CD Creator pre-records your Wave file to your hard drive.

  • Page 78: Modifying Your Cd Layout

    Modifying Your CD Layout Modifying Your CD Layout The following sections describe how to make changes to your CD layout. Changing the Order of Your Songs Once you have added more than one song to your CD layout, you can change the order of the songs at any time before creating the CD.

  • Page 79: Playing Music Cds

    Playing Music CDs Saving a CD Layout You can create a CD layout, save it, then use it to record a CD later. To save a CD layout, follow these steps: 1. Select Save As from the File menu. 2. Type in the File name. 3.

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    6-10 Getting Help Getting Help For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide. For information about Easy CD Creator, refer to the appropriate topics in the online Help. To access the Easy CD Creator online Help, select Help Topics from the Help menu.

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    Chapter 7: Making Inserts and Labels A jewel case insert is a cover you can print and insert in the CD’s jewel case—the plastic case that holds the CD—to display the title and contents of your CD. The cover is printed on one side of a sheet of paper and then folded. One side lists the files or tracks;...

  • Page 82: How To Make A Jewel Case Insert Or A Label

    How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label When you make a music CD, Easy CD Creator uses the CD layout information to create a basic jewel case insert, including the CD title, artist name, and list of songs.

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    How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label Zooming To view a section of an insert page or label in greater detail, you can magnify the view. To change the magnification of the page, follow these steps: 1. Select Zoom from the Page menu. 2.

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    How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label Using Grids Grids help you to more precisely position objects with respect to other objects on the insert or label. To snap objects to a grid—meaning the objects are automatically moved to the grid line—do the following: 1.

  • Page 85: Adding Text

    How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label Adding Text You can add as much text as you like to the jewel case insert or CD label. When you add text, you can define some attributes, such as font style, color, and background fill color.

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    How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label Editing Text Objects To change the attributes of any text object, follow these steps: 1. Double-click the text object you want to edit. 2. Select the text attributes you want to change. (See “Adding Text” on page 7-5.) 3.

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    How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label If you select Microsoft Clipart Gallery, you will see a window with small images of the available graphics. Select the graphic you want and click Insert. 6. Move or resize the graphic, as required. NOTE: See the “Adding Graphics”...

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    How to Make a Jewel Case Insert or a Label Displaying Track Numbers and Duration Times Easy CD Creator includes the track number and duration time for each audio track. The track number indicates the order in which the audio tracks are recorded.

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    Getting Help Getting Help For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide. For information about Easy CD Creator, refer to the appropriate topics in the online Help. To access the Easy CD Creator online Help, select Help Topics from the Help menu.

  • Page 90: What Types Of Cds Can I Copy?

    Type of CD Notes Audio or If you are using a drive other than a CD-Writer Plus, CD Extra you need a source CD-ROM drive capable of reading audio digitally. Not all drives support digital audio extraction.

  • Page 91: Starting Cd Copier

    Follow these steps to start CD Copier: 1. Start up your computer. 2. Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc in the CD-Writer Plus. After a few seconds a screen will appear which asks you to “Please select the type of CD you wish to create.”...

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    CD. The CD Copier Source and Destination tab appears. NOTE: You can also start CD Copier by clicking the Windows Start button (located on the left side of the taskbar), selecting Programs, pointing to HP CD-Writer Plus, and selecting Copy CDs.

  • Page 93: Cd Copier Advanced Tab Settings

    Making a Copy of a CD Test & Copy—Select this option to perform a test in which the files to be recorded are passed to the CD recorder. Recording begins after a successful test. Copy—Select this option when you do not want to perform the test. Use this option if you have successfully recorded a number of similar CDs and you have not made any changes to your CD recorder setup.

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    Getting Help Getting Help For setup and connection problems with your CD-Writer Plus, refer to the Troubleshooting section of the user’s guide. For information about CD Copier, refer to the appropriate topics in the online Help. To access the CD Copier online Help, select Help Topics from the Help menu.

  • Page 95: Welcome To Hp Simple Trax

    Retrieving one or more files or folders from a CD is a snap — just treat the Simple Trax folder as a regular CD drive and copy the files using HP Simple Trax's handy popup menus. HP Simple Trax asks you for the correct CD(s) as needed to retrieve the selected files.

  • Page 96: Protecting Files And Folders Immediately

    HP Simple Trax is installed along with your other CD-Writer Plus software. No special installation or configuration is necessary. All you need to do before using HP Simple Trax is to prepare a CD for writing with your CD-Writer Plus. The method to prepare a CD can be found in “Making Data CDs to Use on Your Own Computer”...

  • Page 97: Creating A Protection List

    CD-Writer Plus and places information about the protected files into its information vault. If the CD you placed in your CD-Writer Plus has not been used with HP Simple Trax before, the program prompts you to type a name to identify the CD.

  • Page 98: Scheduling A Protection Session To Run Automatically

    CTRL 3. Point to HP Simple Trax and click Add to Protection List from the HP Simple Trax menu. The View Versions option only appears if you have selected a single file.

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    For a scheduled protection session to run unattended you will need to have a CD that already has a name for use in HP Simple Trax. If it is the first time you use the CD in HP Simple Trax the software will prompt you to type a name to identify the CD when the session begins.

  • Page 100: Retrieving Protected Files And Folders

    Retrieving Protected Files and Folders Retrieving protected files and folders using HP Simple Trax is very quick and easy. You don’t need to insert a CD into your CD-Writer Plus before the retrieval actually begins. HP Simple Trax shows you all the files and folders you have protected on all CDs and prompts you for the correct CD(s) during the retrieval process.

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    5. Click Retrieve from the popup menu. 6. Set the retrieve options: Make sure Ask before overwriting files is checked to prevent retrieved files from overwriting existing files of the same names without HP Simple Trax prompting you to do so first.

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    7. Click OK to continue. 8. Insert the correct CD if it is not already in your CD-Writer Plus. HP Simple Trax prompts you for the required CD.

  • Page 103: Searching The Hp Simple Trax Information Vault

    Searching the HP Simple Trax Information Vault HP Simple Trax helps you find protected files in the HP Simple Trax information vault so that you can see if a file has been protected, see when it was last protected, and retrieve it if desired.

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    Windows Explorer. 2. Double-click the HP Simple Trax icon. 3. Click the Tools menu, point to Find, and click HP Simple Trax... to display the Find dialog box. 4. In the Named box, type all or part of the filename you want to find.

  • Page 105: Reconstructing The Hp Simple Trax Information Vault, Importing Cds Into Hp Simple Trax

    Reconstructing the HP Simple Trax Information Vault If for any reason the information that HP Simple Trax stores about files and folders you have protected is lost or damaged it can be reconstructed. To fully reconstruct the information you must import all of the CDs that you have used to protect files in HP Simple Trax.

  • Page 106: Hp Simple Trax Control Panel Overview

    If the CD you placed in your CD-Writer has not been used with HP Simple Trax before, the program prompts you to type a name to identify the CD. This name is used only in HP Simple Trax. Be sure to write the same name on the CD label.

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    To run the HP Simple Trax Control Panel, double-click the HP Simple Trax Control Panel shortcut on your desktop or click the Start button, point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click Control Panel.

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    9-14 HP Simple Trax Control Panel Overview Folder List: Click the folder you want to open. File List: Displays the files in the selected folder that meet the criteria specified by the File Selection radio buttons. File Selection Radio Buttons: Control how files are displayed and selected for protection.

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    Keep last x error log entries: Click this radio button to set the number of error log entries HP Simple Trax is to keep. Type the number of error logs to keep or use the spin buttons to set the desired number.

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    Schedule protection sessions of your important documents so that they will always be available. Keep your hard drive from getting cluttered by versions of files you think you might want in the future by protecting them with HP Simple Trax.

  • Page 111: Getting Started

    Chapter 10: HP Disaster Recovery HP Disaster Recovery is an application that will help you to recover your data and operating system after a hard drive failure. It is important that you create a Disaster Recovery Set as soon as possible. Should a disaster occur, the information in the Disaster Recovery Set will enable you to return your system to the state it was in before the hard drive failure.

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    “HP Disaster Recovery Glossary” on page 10-8. Creating the Disaster Recovery Set To create your Disaster Recovery Set: 1. Click Start, Programs, HP CD-Writer Plus, HP Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery. HP Disaster Recovery Wizard appears. 2. Follow the instructions on the Wizard screens to create your Disaster Recovery Set.

  • Page 113: Testing Your Disaster Recovery Set

    10-3 Testing your Disaster Recovery Set Testing your Disaster Recovery Set NOTE: This section applies to Windows 95 and Windows 98 only. After you have created the Disaster Recovery Set, you will be asked if you would like to test the DR Set. Testing the DR Set is very similar to performing an actual recovery;...

  • Page 114: Recovering Your Data

    To recover your data: 1. Replace any lost hard drives with comparable drives. NOTE: In order to recover all of your information, HP Disaster Recovery must have at least as much hard disk space as existed before the drive failure.

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    The following message should appear: Please insert Disaster Recovery Disc #1 into your HP CD-Writer Plus. 7. Insert DR Disc #1 into your HP CD-Writer Plus, then press Enter NOTE: If your Disaster Recovery Set consists of more than one disc, you will be prompted to insert each of the discs in the order they were created.

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    10-6 Recovering Your Data NOTE: If Disaster Recovery Disc #1 is not in your HP CD-Writer Plus, you will be prompted to insert it at this time. Disaster Recovery will begin recovering the Windows File System. 10. Once the volume has been recovered, a summary of the process will be displayed.

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    10-7 Recovering Your Data NOTE: If setup determines that your primary partition is not set up (i.e. if your C drive is not partitioned or formatted), then you will be prompted to do so. You should attempt to partition any new drive(s) to the same settings as were set before the drive failure.

  • Page 118: Hp Disaster Recovery Glossary

    An acronym for Basic Input Output System, a low-level operating system that runs below Windows and DOS. blank HP CD-R HP manufactured CD-R (compact disc recordable) that has no data written to it. blank HP CD-RW HP manufactured CD-RW (compact disc re-writable) that contains no data, or contains data which can be overwritten.

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    10-9 HP Disaster Recovery Glossary dual boot system A system that has two OS (operating systems). For example, Windows 95 and Windows NT. hard disk A storage-media disk fixed permanently within a drive unit and used for storing computer data.

  • Page 120: Minimum System Requirements

    Appendix A: Technical Information Minimum System Requirements Your computer should meet or exceed these requirements: IBM or compatible computer with Pentium/100 Mhz processor or above ® ® ® ® Microsoft Windows 95 , Windows 98 , or Windows NT NOTE: For Windows NT, Service Pack 3 is required. 16 MB RAM Hard drive with at least 528 MB storage capacity (with a transfer rate of at least 800 kB/sec and disk access time of less than 20 msec)

  • Page 121: What Affects System Performance

    IDE controller. For optimal performance, run SCANDISK.EXE and DEFRAG.EXE on your hard drive before using your CD-Writer Plus drive for the first time (see your Windows manual for more information). Then run them periodically after that. These programs improve access times to the hard drive, which will help improve system performance while writing to and reading from the CD-Writer Plus drive.

  • Page 122: Drive Specifications

    Drive Specifications NOTE: Refer to your computer and mother board manuals or contact your computer vendor if you have any questions about your computer’s configuration or capabilities. Drive Specifications ISO 9660 Disc Data Capacity (74 Minute CD) Number Size required for header Size available for data/ information per session...

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    -25° to 55° C Humidity (no condensation allowed) operating: 10% to 80% RH nonoperating: 5% to 95% RH Shock and vibration HP Corporate Environmental Test Class B1 Power requirements Typical usage: 10.7 W Maximum usage: 12.4 W Sleep mode < 1 W...

  • Page 124: Before You Call Hp

    For help finding this information, see page B-2. If you receive an error message, write it down before you call. Information For your computer CD-Writer Plus drive model Drive firmware version Drive serial number Computer brand and model...

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    Writer Plus drive, and then click on the Settings tab. Example: Firmware revision 1.00 Drive serial number The CD-Writer Plus drive serial number appears on the main label on the top of the drive. See page 1-7 or page 1-24. It also appears on the underside of the CD tray.

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    3. Print the results. You will have a list of technical information about each IDE controller in your system and each device attached. Other IDE devices Any devices attached to IDE controllers in your computer system, such as a CD-ROM drive, hard drive, tape drive, and so on. Example: HP Colorado...

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    Before You Call HP IDE adapter board brand/model If you are using a paddle board to add another IDE controller to your computer system, check the manual that came with your IDE board. Example: GSI 2C...

  • Page 128: Hp Customer Support

    ........Go HPSYS World Wide Web ....www.hp.com/isgsupport/cdplus Bulletin board site (8,N,1,F, 1200-28.8K baud) Europe .

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    HP Customer Support Sweden ........08 61 92 170 Switzerland (French, Italian, and German) .

  • Page 131: Returning A Drive

    Returning a Drive Returning a Drive If your Hewlett-Packard product requires repair or replacement, call the appropriate number for your country from the list beginning on page B-6 in Appendix B: Customer Support, to receive instructions.

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    Index-1 Index audio 1-15, 1-17, 1-29, 1-31, 3-3 data 1-11, 1-13, 1-15, 1-29, 1-35, 1-36, 1- power 1-14, 1-19, 1-33, 1-35, 1-36 capacity, CD A-3 CD Copier changing temp directory location 8-4 disc copy option 8-4 selecting destination drive 8-3 selecting source drive 8-3 starting 8-2 test options 8-3...

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    Customer Support B-1 power 1-14 data cable 1-13, 1-35, 1-36 contacting Customer Support B-1 dimensions A-4 control panel for HP Simple Trax 9-12 disc data capacity A-3 copy prevention feature 3-3 hardware installation 1-2 copying identifying drive letter 1-36, 2-4...

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    3-6 adding data 5-4, 5-5 environmental specifications A-4 ejecting 5-4 erasing files from CDs 5-5 formatting 5-3 error logs tab in HP Simple Trax 9-15 disaster recovery 10-1 error message disaster recovery glossary 10-8 buffer underrun 3-6–3-7 disaster recovery set cannot find CD 1-37, 3-4–3-5...

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    Easy-CD Audio 5-8, 6-10, 7-9, 8-5 jewel case inserts high-pressure air 2-4 adding graphics 7-6 history of protection for a file 9-8 editing 7-2 HP Simple Trax editing text 7-6 control panel 9-12 graphics error logs tab 9-15 OLE objects 7-6...

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    Index-5 metric screws 1-18, 1-32 printing model number, locating B-2 disc labels 7-8 modifying CD layouts 6-8 jewel case inserts 7-8 MSCDEX version 3-4 printout, Install Recommendation 1-8, 1-11, MultiRead CD-ROM 4-2 1-25 multi-session CD 3-4 processor speed A-1, A-2 music CDs product certification v playing 6-9...

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    CD layout 6-9 track titles scheduling arranging 7-7 protection session 9-4 track-at-once mode 8-1 setup tab in HP Simple Trax 9-14 tracks screws 1-18, 1-32 combining with wave files 6-2 searching in HP Simple Trax 9-9 transfer rate A-1, A-2, A-3...

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    Index-7 vibration specifications A-4 video card 3-4 video distortion 3-4 viewing jewel case inserts 7-2 viewing protected versions 9-8 volume control 3-3 wave files 3-4, 6-2 combining with audio tracks 6-2 pre-recording from audio tracks 6-6 recording 6-5 specifications 6-5 windows explorer 6-4 wizard making music CDs 6-3...

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    Index-8...

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