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Hi,

I usually use HP RecordNow (Veritas) to burn CDs. But I installed EAC - which seemed like a good idea at the time.

Since installing EAC, HP RecordNow hasn't burnt CDs without errors. It doesn't seem to finish writing, my gut feel is that it doesn't empty the last bufferfull but I maybe wrong.

If I try to make a backup CD copy, the tracks don't show up (everything ends up in track 1). On a datadisc it seems that the last file written isn't closed properly, the same is true for an exact CD copy.

EAC writes with no problems, but I need to be able to write data CDs as well.

I'm happy to try another tool (HP RecordNow came with he PC and I don't think I can reinstall it). I'm wondering if that'll be the easy solution, only problem is that I'd rather not buy anything - if its a CD writer problem I'll be wasting my money.

Please can someone help?
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Have you tried using XP's built in Cd-burning support? Works decent enough for simple things. As for music cd's, you can use WMP10. As for free burning software, I couldn't really tell you since I haven't had the need to use one. I purchased Nero Burning Rom and it has done everything I have needed.

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You could also try burning cd's using EAC/RecordNow at a lower burning speed. Could be that the discs you are using, though they say they can be burned at so-and-so a speed, they actually work the best at a lower burning speed.

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You could also try burning cd's using EAC/RecordNow at a lower burning speed.  Could be that the discs you are using, though they say they can be burned at so-and-so a speed, they actually work the best at a lower burning speed.

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I burn at the lowest speed I can (4x). I also wondered if the CDRs were a bad set - I've tried 2 different types. The same thing happens.

I don't think it can be the CD writer as EAC writes without any problems? (I know very little about CD writers).

Thanks for your reply :tazz:
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What about my first suggestion about using the XP built-in burning support? Check this link out for more information.

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