Backing up files to CD-RW

By Grizwold ยท 14 replies
Sep 13, 2004
  1. I am running Windows 98SE on my Boxbuilt rig. I would like to back up or save my files to CD-RW instead of floppies. I am running a LG(formerly Hitachi)CD-Rom CRD8400B 16x10x40x & a Lite-On LTR-16102B. I have installed Windows Media Player ver.9. I have no idea how to do this. Can anyone help me?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Have you installed any cd burning softwear such as Nero or Roxio? You will need this inorder to back up files to your cdr. Regards Howard:grinthumb
  3. Grizwold

    Grizwold TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Hi Howard, I thought that Windows Media Center had it's own cd burner?.!
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    AFAIK that only works under Windows XP.
  5. Grizwold

    Grizwold TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    as far as I know
  7. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    And I think the media player burner is only for songs and such, not data files. I'd suggest getting a real burning program like Nero, as it can do a lot more and runs better than WMP.
  8. Grizwold

    Grizwold TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I just ordered Nero 6 from a discount house for $5.00! I know it's old but i'm hoping that it will work for now. I think the only problem i'm gonna have is that it will only format cd-rw's. Thanks to everyone for the help.
  9. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Nero 6 is current and you can upgrade it to 6.3 for free. Just go to updates section.
  10. Grizwold

    Grizwold TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks nodSU & everyone else. I guess that I'm on my way to 21st. century data storage!!
  11. m4dxdpd

    m4dxdpd TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I've been using Nero InCD for the last month with no problems at all...(4.3.00 had issues enterfering with Panda's security and would disable it.) Anyways, after formatting your CD-RW you can do just about anything you want to just like a floppy...Drag & Drop...Paste copy...send to...ect...But the big point is, that you'll have a ton more storage than you get on a floppy...and CDs don' t get stuck in the slot like floppy sometimes can!!! :rolleyes:
  12. Grizwold

    Grizwold TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks for the reply Muff!N. Sounds really encouraging 'cause I've got terrasheets of "valuable" info to stow. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Nero 6 program.

    The Griz
  13. m4dxdpd

    m4dxdpd TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I wouldn't go as far as to say that InCD is the best for doing serious storage...For that I'd use Nero Burning Rom and burn all the Data to a DVD-R for Permanent storage...Packet writing software doesn't store info on disks the same as say and ISO will and can go bad all at once with no warning at all to where all the information becomes unreadable.
  14. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    DVDs were still an infant in 2004 mate...
  15. m4dxdpd

    m4dxdpd TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Not really. I was using DVD's for storage in 2004 & using Nero 6 back then as well... ;)
    Believe this or not I'm still using the original DVD-RAM that came with my computer back in 2002 and it still works fine.
    When it does stop working though I'll be upgrading to a drive that will support DL DVD's and Blue-Ray now that I've upgraded to Nero 7. :grinthumb
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