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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 10: Configuring Windows XP

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CD Burning Software

Another important set of programs is used for the CD-RW and DVD drives. We’ll run the CD that comes with the Verbatim CD-RW. It installs software to burn CDs as well as a manual to help us understand the burning software.

Your CD-RW will come with its own software to burn CDs. If you purchase a CD-RW on eBay and don’t get any disks, search for your CD-RW model online with google.com and see what burning software typically comes with it. Then, find the manufacturer’s site and download this burning software and the drivers. You might also want to see if there are updated drivers online, even if your drive came with drivers.

After installing the InCD and Nero 5.5 software for the Verbatim CD-RW, we find that InCD works nicely, but Nero 5.5 won’t burn CDs. When run, Nero

5.5 doesn’t seem to recognize the Verbatim CD-RW. (Yes, I know, Nero came with the CD-RW. So, you might think it should work!) Reading the help that was installed with Nero, we learn that if a CD or DVD drive isn’t recognized, it might be a newer drive. It’s suggested we go to nero.com and update our Nero software which should recognize the newer drives.

We go to nero.com and get the update for Nero 5.5 and install it. Now the Verbatim CD-RW and Nero play nicely together. InCD and Nero are actually a wonderful software package for such a low-priced drive.

Sometimes when software isn’t working properly with a new system, software updates can be found at the manufacturer’s website that will correct the problem.


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