>i've got a pinnacle rcd1000 and was wondering if anyone tried using it
>with win95....if not the original software, howe about another?
>corel cd creater?
>just wondering....i'll probably find out the hard way this week, but if
>anyone has any problems please let me know..
More specifically, I was told the new v3.0 was going to take care of my
compatibility problems with CD-ROMs like the SCSI, Toshiba 2X. Not only was
that BS, the very first time I ran 3.0mm under Win95 I had a lockup at about
77% through the burn. Incidently, I don't burn any CDs under Win95, I boot to
DOS and have a path resetting batch file and run WFW.
My biggest peeve is that the CDs I burn are not 100% compatible and I have
experienced some ROM drives that do not read my CDs, about all that pinnacle
could offer was advice on upgrading the CD-ROM driver (the *.SYS file...).
Well, the particular drive I am using is a SCSI drive and it uses ASPICD.SYS,
the most recent version I could find in my archive of software was sometime in
1994, and besides, I don't see how upgrading THAT driver is going to make any
difference when other ROM can read it with the driver.
Pinnacle tech support has been helpful and returned my calls in a reasonable
amount of time, but I'm still having the same problems with no foreseeable
outcome (except continued failure).
I even tried the gold media (it's gold on both sides, not gold/green). I was
told by one person that he could re-burn my discs with another brand of burner,
and he put it on gold/gold media. So, I tried this, same thing, the CD-ROM I
have up at work has never read any CD's I've burned, no matter what I try.
I think it might be safe to say that what most folks ought to do, if they have
this problem, is to burn a "generic" CD under different formats (like CD-ROM,
CD-XA, mode 1, mode 2, etc) and mark them. Then, if you have a problem with a
particulat CD-ROM, you have a "set" of CDs with different formats that you can
try on the ROM drive. Whichever one works is the format you burn their data in.
If it doesn't work with any of them, call Pinnacle and give them a gripe