View Full Version : Roxio Cd Burning On Xp Pro Vpc 601
02-07-2003, 04:57 AM
installed xp pro on vpc 5 and upgraded to 6.01. All works fine (a bit slow though). installed easy cd creator platinum with all the upgrades from roxio, which (on a pc) allows to format cd-RW to use them as drag-and drop floppies, which is impossible in X(i'm on 10.2.3) and i don't like to multisession cd-RW burning. now, direct cd (part of easy cd creator) says it can't find any compatible drive. any way to make the apple internal D drive recgnizable to direct cd on vpc? Ps: when inserting a blank cd-Rw, xp considers it as a dvd-drive (which i don't have), but recognizes it as a cd-rw drive when inserting a burned cd-rw. Fancy that!! Thanks for any suggestions!
02-07-2003, 05:57 AM
Most interesting configuration... ECDC on Virtual PC.
Anyway, I doubt you will have much luck. I know little about the architecture of VPC, but DirectCD accesses the drive in a very different way than ECDC does. Most probably the "virtual" in VPC is the problem here. Sorry, all I can say.
02-07-2003, 06:48 AM
I don't think VPC has ever (or probably will ever) allow cd/dvd burning.
02-07-2003, 07:21 AM
bluehz, this is why I was so surprised: I got the impression from the first post that ECDC actually worked in VPC. I never thought it would.
02-07-2003, 07:24 AM
Yes - but if you read post - I think it really just sez he can READ burned cd's in his drive. This is normal. CD burners will show up as CD-ROM drives.
02-07-2003, 07:30 AM
Easy CD does indeed work in VPC! Direct CD also works. I have done it in Windows 98 and Windows 2000, I haven't tried XP, but see no reason why it wouldn't. I have had a problem where VPC would not recognize my USB devices, CD burner, zip drive, and Visor hotsync cradle, but rebooting XP always worked. This problem would occur if I started from a saved state then tried to connect the devices. It doesn't always happen, but if it does I reboot XP.
02-07-2003, 07:36 AM
Interesting - could you tell us the process you used to install EZCD in VPC. I remember trying it several years ago - and I managed to get EZCD installed but it complained about various drivers it wanted - including SCSI drives and ADptec crap - even though I had no SCSI connected. Even after finding the drivers (it wasn't easy) it still would not burn.
02-07-2003, 07:53 AM
i agree most solemnly with the former speaker: how did you proceed to make direct cd work on W2000! thanks!
02-07-2003, 08:49 AM
I didn't do anything special, I just installed it, executed the program, and built a cd. With Direct-CD just insert a CD-RW (or CD-R) in the drive, then if the EZCD wizard or whatever pops up kill it. In the task tray at the lower right, right click on the directcd icon. Select the approprite menu item for formatting the CD for direct-cd. Then it is a simple matter to open explorer and drag files to the cd just as if it were a FD or HD. If your writer doesn't support burn proof, you may have to adjust the write speed a bit. If you run VPC under OSX, I doubt you could get anywhere near full speed burning unless you have a very fast Mac. I always have better luck with VPC under OS9, still can't get full burn speed, but again a fast Mac and a better burner would no doubt give better results. I have a Pismo Powerbook 400Mhz with 320 MB RAM, and an Iomega USB CD Writer that burns at a blazing 4X. In VPC I can sometimes get 4X but usually I stick with 2X because it gives less problems. I haven't burned in VPC in quite a while, that is why the instructions might seem a little vague. If anyone still has problems let me know, and I'll reinstall EZCD/Direct-CD and write down exact steps.
02-07-2003, 09:05 AM
Hell - I'm gonna give it a shot with Nero - IMHO the ONLY CD burner software for PC. EZCD is bloatware. Will report back...
02-07-2003, 09:56 AM
No luck - tried with two different burners - both are fully supported in OS X - one internal one external. Its never seen by the VPC system in Windows 2000 Pro.
You do of course know that Connectix specifically states that cd-burners are not supported... correct. It wouldn't be the first time though that something that was not supposed to work - actually did.
02-07-2003, 11:25 AM
I'm curious what Windows does for you when you enable the USB burner in VPC. By enable, I mean go to the little USB widget bottom left, then select the appropriate device in the dialog box. This would be the same as plugging the device into the USB port on a real Windows box, where Windows would then recognize the device and load drivers as necessary (in a perfect windows world, anyway).
02-07-2003, 11:31 AM
guess i'm just out of luck having a mere internal apple cd drive, which makes it impossible for vpc to access?
02-07-2003, 11:43 AM
Oh, OK, I didn't realize you had an internal drive. I suspect that Windows doesn't recognize it because it is not available for windows, where my Iomega is available in Windows, so drivers are available for it. It is still of dubious use, though, I wouldn't trust it for anything important after my experiences, and like has been said, Connectix does not support it.
02-07-2003, 11:51 AM
For the record:
VPC will not let you burn from any internal burners (those are detected as normal CD/DVD-ROM drives. Only USB burners can be used in VPC 6 (no Firewire either, so we are stuck with a nice 20 minute burn time.)
I should really sell my Iomega 4x burner. Piece of tripe.
02-09-2003, 01:41 AM
replying to wayneyong: i'm considering ebaying some used usb burner to give it a try, but i want to make sure it works... what's the model of your iomega burner? i've also seen lacie burners, would that be an equivalent (as they are compatible both for pc and mac)? Any models you know of that should be avoided at all price?
02-09-2003, 11:13 AM
talmid, I have an Iomega ZipCD 650. 4x4x6 speed drive. You should be able to pick one up fairly cheaply, good luck.
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