The forum's search engine will not accept 'LG' as a key so I hope its OK to go ahead as follows:-
I have read through the LG website Data Recording Mediaâ€™s Product FAQ pages and concluded that my problem(s) have three possibilities. Incidentally I did not find any references to InCD, but rather to â€˜Easy CDâ€™ stuff.
Question 1. Is this equivalent software?
Because I donâ€™t know where to start/stop, this is a long story - I shall try to be as clear as possible - Please can you empathise and help â€“ the questions are numbered to help in replies!
I am running Windows XP Pro.
I have installed a new LG CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive GCC-4522b.
The drive came with an LG Installation Cyberlink disc. At the moment I am not interested in any DVD functions. I want:- a) TO USE THE CD â€˜LIKE A FLOPPYâ€™ AS I THINK I AM SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO DO, and b) TO CREATE MUSIC CDâ€™S.
Possibility 1. I have not installed NERO as I donâ€™t think I need to in order to satisfy my requirements above. I have installed InCD. Soon after trying writing, reading, erasing, formatting, writing, quick erasing etc., (in order to find out how to do things), I found that, instead of finishing these functions, ( I tried different virgin discs), I was sometimes getting an error report â€“ â€œError writing the disc in F:\ Please confirm disc compatible with drive and not damagedâ€. I am using only Philips CD-RW80 Highspeed 4-12x 80Min/700MB discs. So the first possibility from the FAQâ€™s would appear to be that the discs are not compatible! Question 2. Can anyone confirm this incompatibility?
Before I rush out and needlessly buy different discs I would like to consider the remaining two possibilities below:-
Question 3. Am I completely wrong in assuming I can leave out Nero?
I want to leave it out (it takes so much space!) because I donâ€™t think I need the sophisticated package.
Question 4. Can I get the functionality I want â€“ see above - by just installing InCD? or Should I be using the â€˜Easy CDâ€™ stuff instead?
Question 4. Can I use Windows Media Player to handle the CD Music side of things alongside the InCD software? Or does this even make any sense?
Possibility 3. I did not take out Windows Media Player before installing InCD ( I think I saw somewhere that all â€˜burning software' should be removed?) I donâ€™t think this had any effect. I had some success before the errors started, but although drag and drop sometimes worked, it always â€˜filledâ€™ the CD i.e. in spite of dragging over a small amount of data, the procedure took an age and no space was left available on the CD!
Question 5 Anyone got any ideas on that?
Could you please comment on the Possibilities and questions above! I need your Help! Thank You!
Sincerely â€“ Douglas Blackmore