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HP CD-Writer Plus
User's Guide
For Models 8200i and 8210i
Hewlett-Packard Company, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
Copyright 1999. Hewlett-Packard Company. All rights reserved.
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  • Page 1 HP CD-Writer Plus User’s Guide For Models 8200i and 8210i Hewlett-Packard Company, 800 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO 80537 Copyright 1999. 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 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Installing CD-Writer Plus and Software What’s in the Package ........1-1 Tools You’ll Need .
  • Page 4 Retrieving an Earlier Version of a File ......9-16 Importing CDs into HP Simple Trax ......9-17 Event Logs .
  • Page 5 HP Customer Support ........
  • Page 6 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.
  • Page 7 Colorado Personal Storage Solutions Division Manufacturer’s Address: 800 S. Taft Ave. Loveland, Colorado 80537 declares that the product: Product Name: HP SureStore CD-Writer Plus 8200i, 8210i Product Number: C4415A, C4414A Product Options: conforms to the following Product Specifications: Safety: EN60950 A4:1995...
  • Page 8 Copyright notice for Denmark: VIGTIGT! Copyright ved brug af CD-Writer 8200i, 8210i enheder solgt i Danmark I henhold til gældende dansk lov om ophavsret er det forbudt at foretage digital kopiering af et digitalt værk. CD-RW brænderen må derfor IKKE anvendes til at kopiere en musik-CD. CD-RW brænderen må...
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10 Subject to all of the terms and limitations of the HP Limited Warranty Statement provided with this HP Product, HP warrants that this HP Product will be able to accurately process date data (including, but not limited to, calculating, comparing,...
  • Page 11 RETURN THE ENTIRE UNUSED PRODUCT FOR A FULL REFUND. HP SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS License Grant for internal drives. 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 13: Chapter 1: Installing Cd-Writer Plus And Software

    CD-Writer Plus drive.) Software installation CDs Blank CD User’s Guide Audio Cable Data cable Screws HP CD-Writer Plus drive NOTE: You may not need the data cable and the audio cable depending on your computer’s configuration.
  • Page 14: Tools You'll Need

    Tools You’ll Need Tools You’ll Need Locate the following items, before you begin to install the drive: A medium-size Phillips screwdriver Your computer system’s manual (you may need to look up information about the location of your IDE connectors) Before You Begin Before you begin the installation, you need to decide whether you will be installing the CD-Writer Plus in an empty drive bay, or whether you will be replacing an existing CD-ROM with the CD-Writer Plus drive.
  • Page 15: Installing A Cd-Writer

    Installing a CD-Writer Installing a CD-Writer Watching the Installation Video 1. Insert the CD labeled Software Disc 1 into your CD-ROM drive (not the CD-Writer Plus drive). The main menu appears: If the main menu does not appear automatically, click on the Start button on the task bar, select Run, type (where D: is your CD D:\SETUP...
  • Page 16 Installing a CD-Writer Getting an Install Recommendation CD-Writer Plus’ installation program will analyze your computer and make a recommendation about connecting the CD-Writer Plus hardware. This recommendation is specific to your computer and is the first step in successfully installing CD-Writer Plus. 1.
  • Page 17 Installing a CD-Writer 4. Remove the cover from your computer CAUTION: Be careful of any sharp edges that may be present inside your computer. See your computer’s Computer OFF manual if you need help removing the cover. 5. If you are installing the drive into an empty drive bay, remove the cover plate from a larger half-height drive bay.
  • Page 18 Installing a CD-Writer the CD-Writer Plus. You will not need the data cable that came with your CD-Writer Plus. If there was an audio cable connected to the drive you just removed, you may use it in place of the audio cable that came with the CD-Writer Plus.
  • Page 19 Installing a CD-Writer Drive’s serial number 8. Read the Install Recommendation you printed earlier (see page 1-4). The Install Recommendation tells you whether the jumper on the CD-Writer Plus should be set as Master or Slave for your computer. 9. Find the pairs of pins labeled Master, Slave, and Cable Select on the back of the CD-Writer Plus.
  • Page 20 Installing a CD-Writer 10. 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).
  • Page 21 Installing a CD-Writer 11. Insert the drive into the selected drive bay. Be careful not to dislodge any cables inside your computer as you do this. If you are replacing an existing CD-ROM, skip to step 16 on page 1- 12.
  • Page 22 1-10 Installing a CD-Writer 13. Locate the recommended 40-pin IDE controller’s connector (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.
  • Page 23 1-11 Installing a CD-Writer The IDE connectors may be hidden by some of the computer’s cables or may be behind a drive. Many computers have an IDE hard drive or CD-ROM that connects to the motherboard through an IDE controller. The data cables on these drives have the same width as the data cable included with your CD- Writer Plus.
  • Page 24 1-12 Installing a CD-Writer PIN-1 Look for a label identifying PIN-1 next to the IDE connector. 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. PIN-1 could be on either side of the IDE connector.
  • Page 25 1-13 Installing a CD-Writer Two Devices One Device Attach the CD-Writer Plus to whichever 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).
  • Page 26 1-14 Installing a CD-Writer If you are installing your CD-Writer in an empty drive bay, skip to step 17. 16. If you are replacing a CD-ROM, attach to your drive the wide, flat cable that you previously unplugged from the CD-ROM drive. Most connectors are keyed so that they only fit one way.
  • Page 27 1-15 Installing a CD-Writer 17. 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. NOTE: If you do not have an available power connector, you will need to purchase a Y-power cable that Beveled...
  • Page 28 1-16 Installing a CD-Writer 19. If you do not have a sound board or only want to MPC-2 connector listen to music discs using headphones or speakers attached to the front of the CD-Writer Plus, skip this step and go to step 21A. You do not need an audio cable to record music.
  • Page 29 1-17 Installing a CD-Writer 20. 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 connectors may be the one that works for your sound board.
  • Page 30 1-18 Installing a CD-Writer The audio connectors have four prongs and are often on the outer edge of the sound board. On many sound boards the connectors for the audio cable are labeled CD IN. Select the connector on the audio cable that fits your sound board. The audio cable has two connectors in order to work with most sound boards.
  • Page 31 1-19 Installing a CD-Writer If your computer uses rails or mounting brackets (see step 6) you may not need screws to secure the rails in the bay. Use all four screws...
  • Page 32 1-20 Installing a CD-Writer 22. Replace your computer's cover. Computer ON 23. 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. The U.S. version is shown.)
  • Page 33: Installing Software: Windows 95, Windows 98, Or Windows Nt

    CAUTION: If you want to reinstall any software, be sure to uninstall the original program. To remove CD-Writer Plus programs: 1. Click the Start button. Point to Programs Point to HP CD-Writer Plus Point to Tools & Information Point to Utilities Click Uninstall 2. Select the programs that you wish to remove.
  • Page 34: If You Have Problems

    1-22 If You Have Problems If You Have Problems Did you read the Install Recommendation? (See page 1-4.) There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when installing an IDE device. By reading the Install Recommendation, you will know how to install successfully without needing to evaluate the technical details.
  • Page 35 1-23 If You Have Problems Is the CD-Writer Plus drive receiving power? (Test this by opening and closing the tray by pressing the eject button on the front of the drive.) Turn off and unplug your computer. Double-check each connector along the data cable. The connectors are inserted properly when all pins are covered and the colored stripe on the side of the data cable lines up with PIN-1 of each connector.
  • Page 36 1-24 If You Have Problems than Master or Slave. If this is true, the location of the data-cable connector (middle/end) is very important. For Sony and Goldstar CD-ROMs, try configuring the CD-Writer Plus as Master and the CD-ROM as Slave. Does your computer meet the minimum system requirements.
  • Page 37: Chapter 2: Using Your Cd-Writer Plus

    Chapter 2: Using Your CD-Writer Plus This chapter describes how to use, purchase, and care for CDs; how to take care of your drive; and how to find out its drive letter. Using CDs Inserting a CD 1. Press the eject button on the CD-Writer Plus front panel. 2.
  • Page 38 Using CDs 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;...
  • Page 39 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 Available from your local vendor, these CDs can be read by most CD- ROM, CD-Recordable, and CD-ReWritable drives.
  • Page 40: Maintenance

    Maintenance while writing to CD, you may be able to salvage your CD, but ONLY if you: 1. LEAVE YOUR CD IN THE DRIVE, DO NOT OPEN THE CD TRAY 2. Turn your machine off 3. Turn it back on 4.
  • Page 41: Chapter 3: Problem Solving

    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 42: Common Symptoms

    Common Symptoms Common Symptoms Now your computer won’t boot up! (see page 1-22) Not sure which drive letter was assigned to the CD-Writer Plus? (see page 1-23) The CD-Writer Plus drive doesn’t show up in My Computer or Explorer. (see page 1-22) 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.
  • Page 43: Solutions To Some Common Symptoms

    Solutions to Some Common Symptoms Solutions to Some Common Symptoms The computer is trying to boot up from the CD-Writer Plus drive or receiving “Invalid Media” error message. If the computer is trying to boot up the operating system from the CD-Writer Plus drive, simply remove the CD from the drive tray when starting up your computer.
  • Page 44 Solutions to Some Common Symptoms If you copied wave files from the hard drive to a CD, try listening to the .wav files on your hard drive to see if they sounded poor before copying them to CD. (You can use the Media Player program found under Multimedia in Windows’...
  • Page 45 Solutions to Some Common Symptoms is assigned drive E:\, the program is looking for the CD only in drive D:\ and will not see the CD in drive E:\. If you want to use the CD-Writer Plus drive with these programs, reassign the drive letters, making the CD- Writer Plus drive come before the CD-ROM drive, as follows: In Windows 95 or Windows 98, click on Start/Settings/Control Panel and double-click on the System icon.
  • Page 46 Solutions to Some Common Symptoms Hard Drive compression software. We do not recommend using hard drive compression software. If you use hard drive compression software, it estimates free hard drive space based upon a compression ratio (often user selectable). Programs may check your hard drive for space needed and may think you have the necessary free space.
  • Page 47 Solutions to Some Common Symptoms If your computer has a power-management feature, disable it (see the manual that came with your computer). Run SCANDISK.EXE and DEFRAG.EXE periodically on your hard drive (see your Windows manual for more information). 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 48 Solutions to Some Common Symptoms...
  • Page 49: Chapter 4: Sharing Your Cds

    Chapter 4: Sharing Your CDs How you write your data to CD and the type of CDs that you use will determine who else can read the data from your discs. This chapter briefly explains some of the options you have in creating CDs that can be shared with others using different computer and CD setups.
  • Page 50 Sharing CDs across Different Formats Can I share a CD-RW disc? Yes. You can share a CD-RW disc directly with someone owning another CD-RW drive or with someone that has a MultiRead CD-ROM drive and UDF reader software. MultiRead CD-ROM drives are a recent innovation to CD-ROM technology, so while not all CD-ROMs are MultiRead, they are available to users world wide.
  • Page 51 Sharing CDs across Different Formats 5. When you eject the disc, DirectCD prompts you to either leave the disc as it is, or organize the disc so it can be read in most standard CD-ROM drives. Select the option to organize the CD so it can be read in most standard CD-ROM drives.
  • Page 52 Sharing CDs across Different Formats Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0. Your CD-R organized to be read in most standard CD-ROMs is now ready to be shared with Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 users. There may be some CD-ROMs that can’t read the CD-R. If you have problems try turning off the “Read Ahead”...
  • Page 53 Sharing CDs across Different Formats Interchange Summary The following table is a brief summary of which CD drives can read discs created with certain application/media combinations. Application Type of CD used to make Drives that can read the CD used a CD DirectCD CD-RW...
  • Page 54: Sharing Cds Across Different Formats

    Sharing CDs across Different Formats...
  • Page 55: Chapter 5: Making Data Cds

    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.
  • Page 56 Making Data CDs to Use on Your Own Computer Transfer a large number of files from the computer you use at work to the computer you use at home NOTE: Other people may be able to read data discs you create with DirectCD on their computers if their CD-related hardware and software is set up the same as it is on your computer.
  • Page 57: Making Data Cds To Use On Your Own Computer

    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.
  • Page 58 Making Data CDs to Use on Your Own Computer Writing Data to a DirectCD Disc Once your CD is formatted as a DirectCD disc, you can write data to it in several different ways: Drag and drop files from Windows Explorer onto the CD-Writer Plus icon.
  • Page 59 Making Data CDs to Use on Your Own Computer Writing More Data to a DirectCD Disc If you previously formatted a blank disc for DirectCD use, you can add more data to the disc until it is full. To do so, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 60: Making Data Cds To Use On Different Types Of Computers

    ScanDisc is finished. NOTE: You can also start ScanDisc through the Start menu. To do this, click Start on the Windows taskbar. Move the mouse pointer over Programs, HP CD-Writer Plus, Tools and Information, and Utilities. Then select ScanDisc.
  • Page 61 Making Data CDs to Use on Different Types of Computers NOTE: If the screen does not appear after about 15 seconds, you may have inserted a disc that is already formatted. Remove the disc and insert a blank disc. Or the “Auto insert notification” option may be disabled (this applies to Windows 95 only).
  • Page 62: 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 63: Chapter 6: Making Music Cds

    Chapter 6: Making Music CDs A music CD is a compact disc (CD) containing digital audio tracks recorded in the Compact Disc-Digital Audio (CD-DA) format. Music CDs can store up to 74 minutes of music and may contain up to 99 tracks, each usually representing a separate piece of music.
  • Page 64: 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.)
  • Page 65 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.
  • Page 66 Making a Music CD 2. Select New CD Layout from the File menu or open an existing CD layout. 3. Click the Audio CD Layout tab: Windows Explorer Audio CD Layout Window The top part of the window is Windows Explorer, where you can select the songs you want to record.
  • Page 67 Making a Music CD 7. Repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 for each existing music CD from which you want to record songs. 8. Select Create CD from the File menu when you have placed all of the songs that you want to record into the Audio CD Layout window. The CD Creation Setup box appears.
  • Page 68 Making a Music CD 6. Select Create CD from the File menu when you have finished adding all of the songs you want to record to your CD layout. The CD Creation Setup box appears. 7. Make changes, if any, to the CD Creation Setup settings (see “CD Creation Setup Settings”...
  • Page 69 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 70: 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 71: 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.
  • Page 72: Getting Help

    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.
  • Page 73: Chapter 7: Making Inserts And Labels

    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 74: 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.
  • Page 75 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.
  • Page 76 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 77: 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.
  • Page 78 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.
  • Page 79 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”...
  • Page 80 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.
  • Page 81: 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, 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 82 7-10 Getting Help...
  • Page 83: Chapter 8: Copying Cds

    Chapter 8: Copying CDs CD Copier is a convenient tool for making copies of your CDs. The most common reason for making a copy of a CD is to create a working copy of a CD and archive the original in a safe place. NOTE: CD Copier is designed to assist you in reproducing material in which you own the copyright or have obtained permission to copy from the copyright owner.
  • Page 84: Starting Cd Copier

    Starting CD Copier Type of CD Notes Data CD Some CD-ROM drives may not be able to read a DirectCD data disc. If you have a true MultiRead CD-ROM drive, there should be no problems. Mixed-Mode Mixed results. Some CDs copy perfectly; others do not, possibly because the CD is formatted to circumvent copying or because some CDs do not follow the standard specifications.
  • Page 85: Making A Copy Of A Cd

    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 86: 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.
  • Page 87: 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 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 88 Getting Help...
  • Page 89: Chapter 9: Find Files Fast With Hp Simple Trax

    CDs are easily browsed through Windows Explorer. Give You Peace of Mind—Have comfort knowing that once you save your files, HP Simple Trax will show you the contents of the files and where to find them. Simple Trax even maintains previous versions of your files and can...
  • Page 90: Copying Files To Cd

    There are two ways to copy the files: Click the file or folder you want to copy to CD with the right mouse button. A popup menu appears. On the popup menu, point to HP Simple Trax and click Protect.
  • Page 91: Automatically Copying Files To Cd

    Simple Trax Index icon 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. This name is used in the HP Simple Trax Index for identification.
  • Page 92 Preparing a CD for Automatic Operations For a Simple Trax session to run unattended you will need to have a CD that is formatted and has a name for use in HP Simple Trax. To prepare the CD you will:...
  • Page 93 5. Simple Trax will then prompt you to type a name to identify the CD. This name is used in the HP Simple Trax Index for identification. Be sure to write the same name on the CD label with a felt-tip pen.
  • Page 94 The HP Simple Trax Control Panel allows the most customization when setting up a schedule. To use the Control Panel: 1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel. The Control Panel appears.
  • Page 95 Automatically Copying Files to CD copy to CD on a regular basis. Click on the box next to the appropriate folders. 4. Click the Schedule tab towards the top of the screen. The Schedule screen appears: 5. Click the box next to the days(s) on which you want scheduled operations to run.
  • Page 96 Web Pages. To add a custom file type: 1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel.
  • Page 97: To Verify Your Schedule Settings

    Add Type. The Selection screen will reappear. To Verify Your Schedule Settings 1. Click the Start button and point to Programs, then to HP CD-Writer Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel.
  • Page 98: Browsing Your Simple Trax Cds

    9-10 Browsing Your Simple Trax CDs 3. To change a schedule Click the box next to the day you want to a scheduled operation to run, then adjust the time you want to copy the files. When you are finished making changes click on the Add to Schedule button.
  • Page 99: Finding Files On Your Cd

    9-11 Finding Files On Your CD 3. Point to a filename in the index. If it is a graphic file, you will see a thumbnail preview of the file. If it is a text file, you’ll see a short summary of the file’s contents. Thumbnail preview of the file mundo.gif Finding Files On Your CD...
  • Page 100 9-12 Finding Files On Your CD 2. From the Tools menu, point to Find, then click on In HP Simple Trax. The Find Files screen appears: 3. In the Filename box type all or part of the name of the file you want to find.
  • Page 101 9-13 Finding Files On Your CD In the example shown in the Find Files illustration, Simple Trax will find files containing "dog" or "cat" or "bird". 6. If you want to search for a file that was modified on or between certain dates, click on the Date Modified tab towards the top of the screen.
  • Page 102 9-14 Finding Files On Your CD Narrowing Your Search When you are finished entering search criteria the results appear in the Refine Results screen: You may want to narrow your search further by date, file type, or search words. To refine by date: Move the sliders back and forth until the range of dates you want appear on either corner of the box.
  • Page 103: Copying Files And Folders Back To Your Hard Drive

    Copying Files and Folders Back to Your Hard Drive Retrieving protected files and folders using HP Simple Trax is 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 copied to CDs.
  • Page 104: Retrieving An Earlier Version Of A File

    6. Click OK to continue. If the correct CD is not in the drive HP Simple Trax prompts you for the required CD. HP Simple Trax retrieves the most recent versions of selected files.
  • Page 105: Importing Cds Into Hp Simple Trax

    Programs, and clicking Windows Explorer. 2. Click the file on your hard drive that you want to retrieve with the right mouse button, point to HP Simple Trax on the popup menu, and select View Versions. The File Protection History dialog box appears: 3.
  • Page 106 3. With your right mouse button, click on the drive icon for your CD- Writer. A popup menu appears: 4. Point to HP Simple Trax and click Import from the HP Simple Trax menu. The Import Wizard appears. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen. The import process can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to over an hour.
  • Page 107: Event Logs

    To view an Event Log: 1. Point to Start, then to Programs, HP CD-Writer Plus, then to HP Simple Trax, and click HP Simple Trax Control Panel. The Control Panel Screen appears.
  • Page 108 9-20 Changing the Index Display...
  • Page 109: Chapter 10: Hp Disaster Recovery

    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...
  • Page 110 Computers shipped with pre-installed operating systems (i.e. Windows 95/98) may not include a Windows installation CD. In this case, HP Disaster Recovery will require your Windows install set to create the Disaster Recovery Set. For Windows NT Four (4) blank, formatted 1.44MB diskettes...
  • Page 111: Testing Your Disaster Recovery Set

    Getting Started Partitioning Your Drive(s) In the event that you must perform a recovery, HP Disaster Recovery will require that you partition your new drive(s) to the same settings as were set before the drive failure. In order to do this, it may be helpful to make a record of your current partition settings on paper and keep an updated record of these settings with each DR Set.
  • Page 112: Recovering Your Data

    Disaster Recovery Set. HP Disaster Recovery uses the data located on your Disaster Recovery Set to restore your files and other vital system information to your new or replaced hard-drive.
  • Page 113 Enter. Your DR files will be A:\RECOVER copied from the diskette to your hard-drive. The following message should appear: Please insert Disaster Recovery CD #1 into your HP CD-Writer Plus. 8. Insert Disaster Recovery CD #1 into your HP CD-Writer Plus drive, then press Enter.
  • Page 114 11. Press Enter to confirm your selections, or press Esc to return to the previous screen(s) and make a different selection. NOTE: If Disaster Recovery CD #1 is not in your HP CD-Writer Plus, you will be prompted to insert it at this time.
  • Page 115 Windows NT Workstation, performed from the Disaster Recovery Set. HP Disaster Recovery screens will display messages instructing you when to insert the diskettes and CD(s) from your Disaster Recovery Set. Once the Setup portion of the minimal install has been completed, the Disaster Recovery Wizard will appear and guide you through the rest of the recovery process.
  • Page 116 10-8 Recovering Your Data 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. 3. Insert the Windows NT Workstation Setup Boot Disk (diskette #1 of the DR Set) into into the 3.5”...
  • Page 117 WARNING: If you are just performing a test of your Disaster Recovery Set, the test is now complete. When the HP Disaster Recovery Wizard appears, it is an indication that your drive is responding properly to your current Disaster Recovery Set.
  • Page 118 Replace or fix the current hard-drive and perform another Disaster Recovery. Not Enough Disk Space to Restore—In order for HP Disaster Recovery to recover all of your information, there must be at least as much disk space on the hard-drive to which you are recovering, as existed on the hard-drive from which you created your DR Set.
  • Page 119: Minimum System Requirements

    Appendix A: Technical Information Minimum System Requirements Your computer should meet or exceed these requirements: IBM or compatible computer with Pentium/133 Mhz processor or above ® ® ® ® Microsoft Windows 95 , Windows 98 , or Windows NT NOTE: For Windows NT, Service Pack 3 or greater is required. 32 MB RAM Hard drive with at least 528 MB storage capacity 35 MB free hard drive space for installing the software described in...
  • Page 120: What Affects System Performance

    What Affects System Performance Insert the diskette you just made, into your computer’s floppy drive and run A:\ASSIST. If you know the configuration of devices attached to your IDE controllers and understand how to connect your drive you do not require an Install Assistant diskette in order to install the software.
  • Page 121: Product Specifications

    Product Specifications Product Specifications ISO 9660 Disc Data Capacity (74 Minute CD) Number Size required for header Size available for data/ information per session sessions approximately 23 MB* 627 MB one session approximately 79 MB 114 MB each session (approx. 23 for the first, 14 MB each of the rest) approximately 149 MB 50 MB each session...
  • Page 122 -40° C to 70° C (-40°F to 158°F) Humidity (no condensation allowed) operating: 10% to 80% RH nonoperating: 5% to 90% RH Shock and vibration HP Corporate Environmental Test Class C1 Power requirements Typical usage: 10.7 W Maximum usage: 23.3 W Sleep mode < 1 W...
  • Page 123: Appendix B: Customer Support

    Appendix B: Customer Support Before You Call HP If your own troubleshooting efforts fail, contact Customer Support. Make sure you are at your system and have your drive installed when you call. Phone numbers begin on page B-5. Before you contact them, have the information below ready.
  • Page 124 Drive firmware version Drive information, including firmware version, can be found by clicking on Programs, HP CD-Writer Plus, Tools & Information, Utilities, Diagnose. Click on CD-R/RW and Seelect Device. The firmware version is listed in Device Info dialog box. Example: Firmware: 1.0...
  • Page 125: Before You Call Hp

    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 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.
  • Page 126: Hp Customer Support

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  • Page 128: Returning A Drive

    Returning a Drive Norway ........22 11 62 99 Portugal .
  • Page 129 Index-1 Index cables audio 1-16, 1-18, 3-3 data 1-11, 1-13, 1-16, 1-22, 1-23 power 1-15, 1-20, 1-22, 1-23 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 access time 3-7, A-2, A-3...
  • Page 130 Index-2 sharing with standard CD-ROM 4-2 serial number B-3 using 4-1 sharing IDE controller 1-22, 1-23 speakers 1-16 cannot find CD 3-4–3-5 supported discs A-4 capacity A-3 system requirements A-1 cleaning 2-4 uninstalling 1-21 copy prevention feature 3-3 using earphones or speakers 3-3 error, cannot find CD 1-24 changing song order 6-8 importing into Simple Trax 9-17...
  • Page 131 Index-3 copyright notice 6-2, 8-1 distortion cover plate,removing 1-5 audio 3-3–3-4 creating audio CDs 6-5 video 3-4 CTRL-ALT-DEL 2-3, 3-5 drive bay 1-5, A-1 Customer Support, contacting B-1 installing the CD-Writer drive 1-9 customizing jewel case inserts 7-2 removing cover plate 1-5 drive letter changing 3-4–3-5 identifying 1-23, 2-4...
  • Page 132 Index-4 files not recovered 10-9 data cable 1-11 firmware version B-2 jumper setting 1-8 fitting tracks on a page 7-8 printout 1-8, 1-11 formatting DirectCD discs 5-3 installing computer cover 1-20 master/slave jumper 1-8, 1-24 installing application software A-1 installing hardware 1-2 Interchange 4-5 invalid media error 3-3 getting started 10-1...
  • Page 133 Index-5 MSCDEX version 3-4 printout, Install Recommendation 1-8, 1-11 MultiRead CD-ROM 4-2 processor speed A-1, A-2 multi-session CD 3-4 product certification vi music CDs programs playing 6-9 running other 3-6 uninstalling 1-21 purchasing audio cable 1-18 networks 3-6 RAM. See memory reading error 3-4 reading from CD speed A-3...
  • Page 134 Index-6 screws 1-18 searching in Simple Trax 9-11 securing the CD-Writer drive 1-18 temp directory serial number B-3 changing location 8-4 sharing CD-R temperature specifications A-4 created with DirectCD 4-3 test options created with Easy-CD Creator 4-4 CD Copier 8-3 sharing CD-R discs 4-3 text attributes sharing CD-RW discs 4-2...
  • Page 135 Index-7 vibration specifications A-4 video card 3-4 video distortion 3-4 viewing jewel case inserts 7-2 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 copying files in Simple Trax 9-5 making music CDs 6-3 write-once CDs 2-3, 3-4, 3-6, A-4...
  • Page 136 Index-8 ENGLISH 8200i/8210i USER’S GUIDE...

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