I've just started using CDRW's for backups. The drive came with Nero software.
The first time I used it the disc ended up being write protected. A quick search on this forum and I found out how to get my disc back but now I need to know how I managed to write protect it and how to avoid doing it again. Any advice would be appreciated.
I don't know what I got up to with this! When I tried to update the backup, the disc kept being ejected and the message was that there was no more room on it. I checked it via 'My Computer' and it showed up as being full, but I know there was less than 50Mb on it. I thought it had been write protected because that appeared on the screen one time while I was roaming around the software trying to find out what was wrong.
What's multi session writing? I thought you could only write to a CD-R once. That's why we got CD-RW's.
A lot of us use Nero. You can write repeatedly to a CDR until it's full. You can't delete anything on it though. I do monthly backups to one - no problem. Get a good quality boxful, not 50p a dozen at the market:0)
I had a look at the software today and I found the bit about multi session. I did notice it before but assumed that it was to do with storing music, so I just ignored it. (If your screen is going pink, don't worry. That's just the reflection from my red face!)
Thanks for the tip about CD-R discs being more stable that -RW's. Lost backups - that doesn't bear thinking about.
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