Hi Wondered if anyone can help. When I copy a music cd i am getting noise (crackling) on the beginning of the copy when its played back. I disabled anti virus as recommended. I did another copy in 'safe mode' and it was ok. How can I find what's causing the problem. Sorry but i'm a bit of a novice! I'm using Windows XP Thanks
Windows locks certain files that sometimes interferes with duplication of CD's. depending on what protection methods are included on the CD you are attempting to copy, this can produce the crackling effect you are getting
Highly unlikely that copy protection is the cause as there are still only a relative few of such CDs about - and any that are must be clearly marked as such on the liner.
A far more likely suspect is your copying method,media quality and burning speed relative to your theoretical maximum burning speed. The most reliable result is usually obtained by first ripping the CD to your HDD and then burning at a notch or two below your CDWriters claimed maximum speed.